Even as value-based contracting proliferates, the financial incentives for hospitals and medical groups to eliminate waste and improve care have barely changed.
Federal health information technology policymakers will turn up the pressure this year on healthcare providers, electronic health-record systems developers and health information- exchange operators to connect their computer systems and share patient data across the nation.
Since 2012, Thomas Jackiewicz has served as senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, an academic health system in Los Angeles that reported $1.24 billion in revenue in its fiscal 2014.
Physicians who practice at student health clinics on the 10 campuses of the University of California system raised concerns about staffing, student health fees and unfair labor practices during their first contract negotiations with the system.
A major California health provider, spurred on by the rising number of measles cases in the state, is taking the offensive to encourage unvaccinated patients to get the vaccine.
A patient who presented with symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus was transferred from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif., to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday morning, according to a statement from UC Davis.
The Obama administration was on course to surpass its 2015 insurance enrollment goal on state and federal exchanges roughly a month before open enrollment ends Feb.15.
Those in healthcare hoping to see the end of bitter price feuds between health insurers and providers as value-based contracting becomes more widespread may be doing the healthcare equivalent of waiting for Godot—anticipating something that will never come.
A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has raised anew the issue of how forcefully doctors should push back against parents who opt out of vaccinations for their children.
Los Angeles County voted last week to further consider the integration of its public-health and mental-health agencies with its Department of Health Services, which runs the county's hospitals and clinics.
Lyn Ketelsen has been named HCA's first chief patient experience officer.
A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.