HCA once again leveraged its sheer size and organic growth strategy to maintain its position as the largest for-profit hospital chain in the country, according to Modern Healthcare's latest By the Numbers list.
Home health workers will join other low-wage workers in a nationwide rally Wednesday to demand that their employers pay a $15 minimum hourly wage.
There have been numerous allegations of quality problems with Corizon's care, and since 2012, the company has lost contracts in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Tennessee worth more than $1.2 billion over the next five years.
Healthcare giant UPMC's plans to terminate its Medicare Advantage contracts with insurer Highmark, which also owns a rival health system, has drawn threats of legal action from Pennsylvania state leaders.
For nearly two decades, Dr. Robert Wachter, 57, associate chairman of the department of medicine at University of California San Francisco, has tackled topics that challenge the status quo. “To me, that's part of the gig,” he said.
Alarm fatigue and missing or incomplete electronic health-record data are among the top 10 patient-safety concerns for healthcare organizations, according to a new report from ECRI Institute.
Critics say HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has a conflict of interest as it both promotes EHR adoption through federal incentive payments to providers and oversees the safety of those products.
Highmark Health, the company formed to operate the insurer Highmark and a Pittsburgh health system, reported an operating loss of $178 million last year as health plan enrollment stalled and the system's turnaround continued.
Narrow-network health plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, because their cheaper premiums appeal to price-sensitive consumers, but there is significant consumer and provider dissatisfaction with how many of these plans are organized.
Modern Healthcare is seeking entries for its eighth annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program.
Construction and design firms' focus on innovation and outpatient facilities suggests they are adjusting to a broader transformation in the healthcare industry.
Last week, Apple announced the release of ResearchKit, an open-source software framework that will allow physicians and scientists to collect and monitor medical data from patients using iPhones, but ethicists and patient-safety advocates already are warning about potential downsides.