New York's attempt to become the first state to penalize physicians who don't use e-prescription software has been pushed back a year and an old health information technology villain is being blamed—software that has yet to be certified for provider use.
Boston-based Partners HealthCare, only weeks after it lost an antitrust battle regarding planned acquisitions, is in the crosshairs again, this time from the Massachusetts attorney general, for the planned purchase of a doctors group.
Several state attorneys general will work together to probe the business practices of the herbal supplement industry following a New York investigation that found problems with a number of products.
Prime Healthcare Services has forged a deal to acquire its third hospital in southeastern Pennsylvania, a facility being divested by Trinity Health.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to save $1.2 million by defunding the state's NYDoctorProfile.com website is coming under fire from a coalition of 16 patient- and consumer-advocacy groups who call the plan “a dangerous step backwards in the effort for greater transparency in healthcare.”
Boston-based Partners HealthCare has abandoned plans to acquire South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, Mass., in light of a court ruling spiking its deal with state regulators to address antitrust concerns.
Primary-care networks Tandigm Health and Innovative Wellness Alliance are entering into an agreement with Huntingdon Valley, Pa.-based Holy Redeemer Health System that will bring the organizations closer to a population-health model.
Pittsburgh's two major health systems reported greater profitability in their most recent earnings, despite increased competition and a bitter regional turf war.
Hospitals in New England, especially in Massachusetts, bore the brunt of the winter storm that hit the East Coast early last week, with some areas reporting more than 20 inches of snow and strong winds.
Penn State Health is one step closer to acquiring another in-state hospital. Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees has approved plans for the acquisition of St. Joseph Regional Health Network from Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives.
Partners HealthCare System in Boston saw its ratings downgraded by Moody's Investors Service when the agency rated new bond issues expected this week.
The long-running feud between insurer Highmark and healthcare giant UPMC continues with news that they've been unable to reach a mediated agreement regarding UPMC doctors treating Highmark's senior members, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Trinity Health will add three-hospital St. Francis Care to its portfolio to expand its footprint in New England.
Tufts Medical Center and neighboring academic facility Boston Medical Center have announced talks to “explore a partnership.”
Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf will face federal, state and contractual hurdles should he try to replace his Republican predecessor's alternative Medicaid expansion initiative with the straight expansion plan he favors.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has agreed to pay $100,000 and strengthen its data security policies to settle a state health information data breach complaint involving the medical and personal records of nearly 4,000 individuals exposed by the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer.
Maine cannot drop low-income 19- and 20-year-olds from its Medicaid rolls without violating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a federal appeals court ruled last week.
NYU Hospitals Center is completely back in business after Superstorm Sandy interrupted operations in 2012, dragged down revenue and battered the bottom line of the lower Manhattan-based medical facilities.
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. significantly reduced its operating losses and net deficit for fiscal 2014 thanks to an increase in net patient service revenue and revenue received from a special fund for care given to indigent patients.
The federal government alleges the city of New York and Computer Sciences Corp. orchestrated fraudulent billing schemes that generated millions of dollars in false Medicaid claims paid to the city.