Trinity Health, an 86-hospital Catholic system based in Livonia, Mich., has signed a definitive joint venture agreement with Heritage Provider Network to advance its strategy of coordinating care for specific groups of patient
Insurers were bullish on their prospects and circumspect on an expected rash of M&A. Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said it will “take one big transaction to tip the whole thing off.”
The Cleveland Clinic and five other Ohio health systems announced they will explore creating a statewide network under a newly formed company. They'll also work together to reduce operating expenses and identify effective practices they can share.
A joint venture with the large, California-based independent practice association is aimed at advancing Trinity's efforts to coordinate care for specific groups of patients.
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center has signed a letter of intent to join Ascension Health, selecting the St. Louis-based system from a number of suitors.
Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.
Trinity Health will add three-hospital St. Francis Care to its portfolio to expand its footprint in New England.
Chicago's public health commissioner, Dr. Bechara Choucair, will join Trinity Health to lead the Livonia, Mich.-based system's safety net and community benefit programs.
Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health appointed Dr. Mark Froimson as chief clinical officer and Dr. Barbara Walters as the system's first chief population health officer.
Hospitals and health systems across the country are divided over whether to deny financial aid to uninsured patients who are eligible for subsidized health insurance under Obamacare but did not buy a plan.
The shift to performance-based payment is a key driver of the development and use of mobile patient-engagement systems and tools, but lack of insurance payment for these services remains an obstacle.
As the number of medical-device recalls has rapidly increased, so has the complexity of the recalls. That is raising questions about safety and risks for hospitals that mostly still track and locate faulty products manually.