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Texas board imposes new limits on telemedicine

Texas board imposes new limits on telemedicine

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 18, 2015

The Texas Medical Board's recent decision to limit the practice of telemedicine runs counter to the national trend. Most states are seeking to expand their use of such services to increase healthcare access and reduce costs.

Kaiser Permanente to build IT campus in Atlanta

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 18, 2015

Kaiser Permanente Georgia, a branch of the Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare giant, plans to open a 157,000-square-foot information technology campus in midtown Atlanta, creating 900 jobs in health IT by 2019.

MD Anderson plans changes to resolve faculty conflict

MD Anderson plans changes to resolve faculty conflict

By Andis Robeznieks  |  April 11, 2015

To address an ongoing faculty controversy, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is considering adding a new layer to its tenure-renewal process, but it also plans to keep its current system of renewing faculty appointments every seven years, a senior institution official said.

Maryland hospitals make big patient-safety improvements

By Sabriya Rice  |  March 28, 2015

Hospitals in Maryland are seeing impressive progress in reducing readmission rates and preventing patient harm from hospital-acquired infections, medication errors and other safety events, according to a report released last week by the state's hospital association.

Brookdale investor targets board in restructuring bid

By Beth Kutscher  |  March 21, 2015

An activist investor pushing for change at Brookdale Senior Living has put forward a slate of three nominees for the company's board to help usher in a corporate restructuring.

Maryland systems team up for population health

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 28, 2015

Five Maryland-based health systems plan to form a non-ownership alliance to strengthen their performance under the state's global budget reimbursement system.

Florida hospitals seek options after CMS nixes Medicaid waiver

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 21, 2015

The CMS will not renew a Medicaid waiver in Florida expiring in June that provides more than $1 billion a year to help the state's hospitals cover uncompensated-care costs for low-income and uninsured patients.

Emory, WellStar explore merger in Atlanta area

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 14, 2015

WellStar Health System and Emory University have entered discussions to create a combined organization that would bring nearly a dozen hospitals under a single umbrella.

Florida's Broward Health adds inpatient capacity

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 24, 2015

Broward Health is bucking a trend by investing in inpatient rather than outpatient facilities. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based system plans to add 54 inpatient beds to its hospital in Coral Springs.

Analytics firm Inovalon files first digital-health IPO of 2015

By Darius Tahir  |  January 10, 2015

Inovalon, a firm offering analytics to healthcare customers, is seeking $500 million in an initial public offering, the first digital health IPO of the year. The Bowie, Md.-based company will be listed on the Nasdaq, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Molina Healthcare acquires Florida Medicaid plan

By Bob Herman  |  December 06, 2014

Molina Healthcare is expanding its Medicaid business in the Southeast. The publicly traded health insurer has acquired the Medicaid assets of First Coast Advantage, a healthcare plan owned by University of Florida Health Jacksonville.

Iasis results improve as it adds volume, plan members

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 29, 2014

Iasis Healthcare reported $5.2 million in income in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2014 as it booked more revenue and saw more patients in its acute-care and health plan businesses. That compares to a $3.6 million loss during the same period last year.

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