Membership in UPMC's health insurance division grew 8% in the past year, according to financial documents released Friday, giving UPMC a bigger foothold as it tries to operate peacefully with its rival Highmark Health.
Steve Tucker, 61, has been named CEO of Conemaugh Health System based in Johnstown, Pa., part of Duke LifePoint.
This week, Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services expects to award contracts worth more than $7 billion annually that cover almost 421,000 low-income, disabled adults. But the contracts were scheduled to be awarded in June.
Beth Killoran has been named CIO of HHS, a cybersecurity and privacy protection position she's held in interim capacity for eight months.
As blood management programs catch on, a study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center strengthens the evidence that basic system changes can go a long way in using blood more efficiently.
While there have been gains in recruiting minority nurses, it has not kept pace with the growing demand for culturally competent care.
An audit of the Pennsylvania Department of Health found that the agency inadequately enforced staffing and complaint policies at nursing homes.
Kerry Shannon has been named senior VP of strategy and business development at the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle.
The decadelong movement to combat medical errors in hospitals and other healthcare settings has increased demand for specialists who can lead quality and safety improvement projects. New graduate programs are teaching mid-career professionals those leadership skills.
A recently filed lawsuit alleging that a faulty electronic health record system caused patient harm may be among the first in a wave of such cases, even though most experts say the latest EHR systems are better designed than older models.
As MACRA moves forward—it may bring a more profound, if slower, set of changes than the ACA did, says Joseph Fifer, president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
A judge delivered the Federal Trade Commission a major setback last week in one of its biggest hospital cases in years, and experts say the decision could embolden even more hospitals to consolidate.