Ayasdi, a tech company in Menlo Park, Calif., uses an applied math concept known as topological data analysis, which finds patterns in vast and complex data sets. The technology has applications in population health, drug discovery and revenue-cycle management.
The digital experience at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto begins the moment patients arrive. The sleek, square building feels like a small airport, with each registration area designated with a letter. Before arriving, patients look online to find out their check-in zone.
A new federal rule will encourage states to ramp up auditing of Medicaid managed-care insurers, many of which keep their medical spending hidden from public view.
Petaluma Valley Hospital in California's Sonoma County suspended talks last week with Prime Healthcare Services while it attempts to solidify a deal with first-choice buyer St. Joseph Health.
California's largest medical association is joining the fight against Dignity Health over its refusal to allow a woman to get her tubes tied during a cesarean section.
The University of California at San Francisco announced last week that it has received a $185 million donation from Sanford and Joan Weill to help build the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and to advance other projects.
Schumacher Clinical Partners, a physician staffing company with 5,200 doctors contracted to hospitals, is acquiring ECI Healthcare Partners. Terms were not disclosed.
David Entwistle was appointed president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, an academic medical center in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals with high rates of C-sections in an effort to reduce the number of medically unnecessary cesarean births, which can be costly and carry higher risks for mother and baby.
Roughly 18 months after Anthem rocked the healthcare business community with a new provider-insurance alliance in California, the insurer has formulated another similar project. Anthem and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care will co-own a new health insurance company.
Michael Garfield has been named senior VP and CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati. He takes over for John Starcher, who last month was named incoming president and CEO for parent system Mercy Health, also in Cincinnati.
Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.