The turnaround plan released last week for New York's public hospital system raises a simple question, but one that won't be clear for several years: Will it work? One key watchdog is skeptical.
Several dozen staffers at UPMC's Pittsburgh hospitals went on strike Thursday in solidarity with workers worldwide protesting for higher minimum wages and greater union rights.
Patients, visitors and staff at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center will now be able to Uber to the hospital.
Elmhurst Hospital Center and Queens Hospital Center, which are part of the NYC Health & Hospitals system, are installing a new Epic EHR system. It's part of a $764 million, six-year health IT upgrade at the system that has faced unique controversy and public scrutiny.
NYC Health & Hospitals officially took over the $237 million health program that serves inmates at Rikers Island and other city jails in January, ending the city's relationship with Corizon Health, a for-profit correctional healthcare provider. While the health system begins the arduous work of addressing safety and staffing concerns within the program, many of the same problems remain.
In an effort to cut back on prescription-drug errors and misuse, providers in New York will be required to issue prescriptions electronically.
Three New York City hospital executives have left their leadership roles a month after a patient died in the emergency department of their facility from a misdiagnosed ailment.
A lawsuit filed last month against a New Jersey hospital is one of more than a dozen recent legal challenges to not-for-profit hospitals' tax exemptions in that state, following a court decision last year and a failed legislative fix.
A suburban Pittsburgh hospital has joined the growing number of healthcare facilities allowing patients to shop and compare prices on services.
Friends and family of a New Jersey hospital executive, who along with his wife was found dead in his home in 2014, are asking the state attorney general to open a new investigation into their deaths.
Health insurer CareConnect more than tripled its membership during the most recent health coverage enrollment period, which ended Jan. 31.
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey is making leadership changes as it faces several lawsuits involving its Omnia health plans.
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for raising the minimum wage in New York to $15 for all public- and private-sector employees during his State of the State address last month, the audience cheered. But healthcare employers are not yet ready to join the celebration.
New Jersey hospitals fear that Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill mandating that not-for-profit hospitals contribute to local municipalities instead of paying property taxes could lead to years of expensive legal action.
Two Philadelphia-based systems, Aria Health and Jefferson, which includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, have agreed to merge, a move expected to impact healthcare delivery and medical research in the local market.
UPMC and Health Catalyst have formed a strategic partnership in an effort to measure and analyze the true costs of healthcare services, a process that could become increasingly useful with looming bundled-payment models.
Meridian Health completed its acquisition of Raritan Bay Medical Center, one of two deals set in motion last year that will make the system one of the largest in New Jersey.
As of Jan. 1, Connecticut hospitals have to warn patients who receive outpatient services about facility fees.
Pocono Health System, East Stroudsburg, Pa., and Lehigh Valley Health Network, based in Allentown, Pa., announced last week that they have signed a merger agreement expected to close in the first half of 2016. The systems signed a letter of intent in May.
Community Health Options, a not-for-profit co-op insurance company based in Maine that also sells health plans in New Hampshire, will limit individual enrollments this month because of “higher-than-expected claims costs.”