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Dignity Health considers joint venture with San Francisco teaching hospital

Dignity Health considers joint venture with San Francisco teaching hospital

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 21, 2016

Dignity has entered talks with an academic medical center while still negotiating a possible mega-merger with Catholic Health Initiatives. Dignity's operating performance swung to a $30.8 million gain in the most recent quarter from a $47.5 million loss a year ago.

The 2016 Year in Review: Medicaid

The 2016 Year in Review: Medicaid

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 17, 2016

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act gained momentum in the first half of the year. But most observers believe the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to repeal the ACA, mean those efforts are dead.

Where campaign ads mattered: health-related ballot initiatives

Where campaign ads mattered: health-related ballot initiatives

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 19, 2016

Healthcare interests fighting proposals placed on state ballots by citizen petitions vastly outspent the proponents. And for the most part their media campaigns successfully staved off unwanted changes such as controls on drug prices in California and a single-payer system in Colorado.

GE and UCSF partner on clinical computing for imaging

By Joseph Conn  |  November 17, 2016

The University of California at San Francisco's Center for Digital Health Innovation and GE Healthcare are developing tools to help clinicians make faster and more accurate diagnoses of specific conditions.

California voters reject proposal to limit drug prices

California voters reject proposal to limit drug prices

By Maria Castellucci and Shelby Livingston  |  November 12, 2016

Voters rejected California's controversial drug price measure, putting an end to an expensive ballot initiative that sought to appeal to a public increasingly frustrated by high drug prices.

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 10, 2016

A self-described child of the 1960s, she overcame barriers both personal and professional to gain prominence. She was a woman who made it in a field dominated by men. She quickly moved on to bigger and better positions after being outed as gay by a member of the board at the Ohio hospital system...

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