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Faith-based systems ask SCOTUS to take pension-plan cases

By Lisa Schencker  |  July 30, 2016

Advocate Health Care in Illinois and St. Peter's Healthcare System in New Jersey want the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether their pension plans should be exempt from certain federal protections for workers.

Philly researchers to test trauma-care conventions

By Elizabeth Whitman and Erica Teichert  |  July 16, 2016

Researchers in Philadelphia will challenge the assumption that a person who is shot or stabbed has a better chance of surviving if he receives more-intensive care before reaching the hospital.

HealthyCT crumbles under ACA risk-adjustment charge

By Erica Teichert  |  July 09, 2016

Connecticut's co-op insurer HealthyCT is winding down its business after it was hit with a massive Affordable Care Act risk-adjustment charge, as the state's insurance regulator said the plan was financially unstable because of the required payments.

Northwell takes over Coney Island Hospital lab

By Caroline Lewis, Crain's New York Business  |  June 25, 2016

New York City's public hospital system is turning over day-to-day operations of the lab at Coney Island Hospital to Northwell Health, after it failed recent state inspections, Crain's New York Business has learned.

Mount Sinai CEO: 'No layoffs' in rebirth of Beth Israel

Mount Sinai CEO: 'No layoffs' in rebirth of Beth Israel

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  May 28, 2016

Since 2000, 19 New York City hospitals have closed. Dr. Kenneth Davis, Mount Sinai Health System's CEO, doesn't want to be responsible for the loss of No. 20.

NYC mayor unveils turnaround plan for city health system

NYC mayor unveils turnaround plan for city health system

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  April 30, 2016

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.

NYC hospitals set to launch EHR system amid controversy

By Joseph Conn  |  April 02, 2016

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 struggling at Rikers after taking over from Corizon

By Caroline Lewis, Crain's New York Business  |  March 26, 2016

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.

New York set to require electronic prescribing

By Shannon Muchmore  |  March 19, 2016

In an effort to cut back on prescription-drug errors and misuse, providers in New York will be required to issue prescriptions electronically.

Another New Jersey hospital faces tax challenge

By Aurora Aguilar and Lisa Schencker  |  March 05, 2016

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.

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