Washington State University's board of regents on Friday approved the designs for a teaching health clinic on the WSU Spokane campus.
Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health has appointed Dr. Mark Froimson chief clinical officer and Dr. Barbara Walters the system's first chief population health officer.
In what officials say is likely Washington state's first-ever merger of two public hospitals, Kirkland-based EvergreenHealth and Valley General Hospital, Monroe, have completed a merger they began working on in 2012.
The Chinese government has relaxed foreign ownership rules to attract private hospital operators who offer better quality care to consumers widely dissatisfied with the current public hospitals.
We'll soon see how effective a health insurance salesman President Barack Obama proves to be as the deadline arrives this week for Americans to sign up for individual-market coverage effective Jan. 1.
In what state officials say is likely Washington state's first-ever merger of two public hospitals, Kirkland, Wash.-based EvergreenHealth and Valley General Hospital, Monroe, Wash., have completed a merger agreement they began working on in 2012.
Studies have demonstrated the critical role that patient engagement plays in disease management. Some providers are using the Patient Activation Measure, or PAM, as a tool to help predict which patients are best equipped to engage in their care and which ones will be in need of additional support.
Alan Yordy has announced that he will retire next summer from his job as president and chief mission officer at Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit Catholic health system with 10 hospitals across Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
Dr. Janis Orlowski, 57, is the chief healthcare officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.
Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, the nation's dominant and most powerful hospital lobbying group, will retire from his roles at the end of 2015, the AHA confirmed last Friday.
The CMS' test of improved care coordination for low-income, disabled Americans covered by both Medicare and Medicaid has faced a lot of challenges. The federal official in charge has revealed one more: Some providers are trying to dissuade beneficiaries from participating.