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 nursing faculty shortage is producing a circular crisis, as students are being turned away from understaffed nursing schools at a time when more nurses are needed in the U.S. healthcare system.
The healthcare sector will be hiring at a faster pace in 2015 as a healthier economy and shrinking uninsured population fuel an uptick in demand for routine and discretionary services. The hiring binge will be uneven, though.
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.
There's been lots of talk about the problem of growing income inequality in the U.S. but not much action in the healthcare industry.
Can a private source of revenue—provided through concierge medicine—help our nation's struggling healthcare system? It's a tough question for many physicians today, but one we must honestly explore.
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 future of Medicaid waivers in Florida and Texas is murky as the Obama administration tries to persuade those states' Republican leaders that expanding Medicaid would be more effective than just extending their waivers.
The father of a patient at a southeast Texas hospital who became distraught over his son's condition surrendered without incident after about a four-hour standoff Saturday night in his son's hospital room, authorities said.
The FBI plans to question hundreds of patients who may have witnessed a shooting at a West Texas veterans' clinic that left two people dead, including the suspected gunman, the agency said.
A gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas on Tuesday, killing one other person. The gunman was also killed. Officials provided no details on the victim or the gunman and no possible motive for the shooting.
As more employers explore the advantages of self-insurance and administrative services only contracts, insurers have to find innovative ways to appeal to employers and help them reduce costs and improve care.