The Rochester, Minn.-based system will establish the biobank for President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which aims to collect at least 1 million volunteers' biological samples to promote individually tailored disease treatment.
Beacon Health System in South Bend, Ind., has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
Beacon Health System is the first Indiana health system to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which has partnered with more than 35 providers across the U.S. since 2011.
A trio of healthcare information technology experts that includes a vice president of IT from Kaiser Permanente and a senior editor for the Mayo Clinic's website will advise HHS on standards for sharing patient medical information.
Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn., has made two operations leadership promotions.
Fostering a culture of transparency on performance measures is one of the key strategies used by the health systems that made this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 15 Top Health Systems.
As conversations in healthcare continue to focus on quality, patient safety and a system shifting to value over volume, Modern Healthcare's 12th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders increasingly reflects the industry players charged with making it happen.
The Rochester, Minn.-based system has been trying to cut costs by cutting jobs and benefits, and outsourcing some of its staff. That worked in 2014, but Mayo reported Thursday that its expenses were up 9.7% in fiscal 2015. That's driven by an 8.5% increase in salaries and benefits and a 14.5%...
A growing number of states are giving advanced practice nurses more leeway to practice primary care. Still, state and national medical societies continue to oppose nurse practitioners gaining broader practice authority.
Access to top-tier specialists, second opinions and timely appointments. That's what the savviest and most connected patients get when they're faced with a serious medical condition. Technology company Grand Rounds has developed tools it says provide that same level of service to everyone else.
Poor communication is the root of much of the dysfunction in EDs, says Dr. John Toussaint, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, which advises healthcare executives about eliminating wasteful or inefficient processes. “Teamwork doesn't necessarily come naturally.”
Arab countries, especially those bordering the Persian Gulf, present an attractive opportunity for the healthcare industry as populations and per-capita incomes grow rapidly, life expectancies rise and doctors diagnose more lifestyle-related diseases, according to a 2015 Deloitte report.