Jerrit Tan, a first-generation Chinese-American, used to skip school to act as a translator for his immigrant parents and extended family when they visited a doctor. Now he has developed a smartphone app that provides medical interpretation services in 15 languages.
Penn State Health is one step closer to acquiring another in-state hospital. Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees has approved plans for the acquisition of St. Joseph Regional Health Network from Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives.
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.
Penn State Health is one step closer to acquiring another Pennsylvania hospital. Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees has approved plans for the acquisition of St. Joseph Regional Health Network from Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives.
Accountable care organizations across the country are in sharply different stages of aggregating and using patient data to improve quality of care and reduce costs.
For a physician to deliver an accurate diagnosis, it requires time for thoughtful consideration of a patient's symptoms. But time is one element physicians say they don't have.
I am a strong advocate for providing quality care but am disappointed when my organization does follow-up on current Medicare HCAHPS. Often responses are given by people not involved in the patient's care (the patient or their spokesperson).
Modern Healthcare is pleased to announce the induction of two industry veterans into the Health Care Hall of Fame—Jack O. Bovender Jr., former chairman and CEO of Nashville-based hospital chain HCA, and Dr. Charles A. LeMaistre, former longtime president of the University of Texas MD Anderson...
The state of Pennsylvania will pay the federal government $48.8 million to settle claims that it provided Medicaid and other benefits to non-citizens who should not have been covered, the Department of Justice announced Friday.
The leader of the Association of American Medical Colleges discusses expanding the physician workforce, efforts to recruit more minority medical students, his organization's legislative agenda, Ebola and innovations in medical education.
More than three dozen hospitals across the U.S. will be penalized more than 3% on most of their CMS reimbursements in 2015, the first year in which the agency's three Medicare quality and safety incentive programs will be in effect.
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.