Hospital operator mergers have created big—sometimes behemoth—health systems that will provide the scale necessary to achieve operating efficiencies and compete for more cost-conscious consumers. So they say. But some of the biggest mergers in recent years have so far failed to deliver.
Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.
A troubled Washington state psychiatric hospital will have new leadership after a man accused of torturing a woman to death escaped from the facility last week.
The number of healthcare systems setting up venture capital arms has exploded as they seek commercial success and technologies to help solve their business problems.
Providence Health & Services hospital system is hoping that the promise of personalized medicine will boost its ability to manage the health and wellness of the populations it treats.
As Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital faces a deadline to fix safety problems or lose millions of federal funds, federal inspectors issued an "immediate jeopardy" notice saying the facility failed to protect patients from harm.
Richard Kronick will step down as director of HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, effective March 18. He will return to the University of California at San Diego, where he became a faculty member in 1991.
Lori Swanson took action after a local advocacy group found some hospitals in Minnesota were violating state and federal laws barring providers from billing patients for sexual assault exams.
National and state pharmacy associations want the U.S. Supreme Court to take a case over a Washington state regulation that says pharmacies cannot refuse to fill certain prescriptions because of religious beliefs.
Jeff Brown has been named senior VP and CIO of Seattle Children's Hospital. He had served as the interim CIO since April 2015.
Federal officials on Wednesday outlined a plan to improve care at hospitals that treat Native Americans in four Great Plains states, including creating a multi-agency group to focus on quality and patient safety and designating a single organization to accredit Indian Health Service hospitals.
Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Wash., will invest $242 million to build a cancer center and develop new healthcare services.