Stanford Health Care adds ValleyCare

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 23, 2015

Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, Calif., has completed its merger with ValleyCare Health System, a single-hospital system in Pleasanton, Calif.

Novartis still biggest drugmaker; Gilead sees huge growth

By Michael Sandler  |  May 23, 2015

A strong sales year for its prescription products and participation in emerging markets enabled Novartis Corp. to maintain its position as the largest pharmaceutical company in 2014. Meanwhile, Actavis saw a 50.5% revenue increase, and Biogen's revenue grew by 40%.

Pat Fry to retire as Sutter CEO

Pat Fry to retire as Sutter CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 23, 2015

Pat Fry, 57, will retire as president and CEO of Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif., effective Jan. 4.

Assisted-suicide debate focuses attention on palliative, hospice care

Assisted-suicide debate focuses attention on palliative, hospice care

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 16, 2015

Many healthcare professionals and patient advocates, regardless of their stance on the emotionally charged issue, hope the recently reignited national debate over physician-assisted suicide will boost awareness and use of palliative care and hospice care.

Data Points for May 18, 2015

Data Points for May 18, 2015

By Modern Healrhcare  |  May 16, 2015

Data Points for the week of May 18, 2015, covered the following topics: HIV infection rates, heroin poisoning, mortality among Hispanics with diabetes, physicians with Caribbean medical educations, prescription costs

CFC ban had small effect on patients but made big money for drug firms: study

By Andis Robeznieks  |  May 13, 2015

A new study shows a decade-old environmental regulation didn't stop asthma patients from using inhalers as some had feared. But one doctor argues that it also probably did little to improve the environment while making lots of money for drug companies that lobbied for the rule.

Lessons on new pay models required for doc-exec MBAs

By Michael Sandler  |  May 09, 2015

The healthcare industry now requires executives to be savvy about alternative payment models, and universities are stepping up to provide training on these emerging reimbursement systems.

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