Northeast News

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.

New York health employers want state to pay for wage hike

By Caroline Lewis, Crain's New York Business  |  January 30, 2016

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.

Gov. Christie vetoes New Jersey hospital tax exemption law

Gov. Christie vetoes New Jersey hospital tax exemption law

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 23, 2016

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.

Jefferson, Aria Health agree to merger

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 23, 2016

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, Health Catalyst partner to measure costs

By Michael Sandler  |  January 16, 2016

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 completes acquisition of Raritan Bay

By Melanie Evans  |  January 09, 2016

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.

Two Pennsylvania systems reach merger agreement

By Katherine Davis  |  December 19, 2015

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.

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