The Salt Lake City-based integrated health system is replacing its geographically defined administrative regions with a systemwide structure made up of community care and specialty care groups to better align internally to deliver more efficient and effective care, CEO Marc Harrison said.
A new analysis suggests hospitals should pay more attention to reducing adverse events related to the use of opioids among inpatients.
Opioids accounted for 24% of medication malpractice claims, making it the leading cause of such claims from 2012 to 2016.
More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.
Community health centers favor medical homes for primary care, although a recent study indicates they do not reduce healthcare costs.
Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning.
Mercy Medical Center employee Mavis Wanczyk won the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history, $758.7 million.
The rulings said home health aides who don't live full time with their clients should be paid for every hour of a 24-hour shift.