The Department of Veterans Affairs initiatives will expand healthcare access and include using video technology and diagnostic tools to conduct medical exams. Veterans also will be able to use mobile devices to make and manage appointments with VA doctors.
As policymakers and the drug and device industry look for new ways to bring treatments for life-threatening conditions to the market sooner, providers are concerned that expedited approvals could compromise patient care.
The $2 billion acquisition of NxStage will allow Fresenius to capture market share in the home dialysis segment and capitalize on payment models that favor coordinated care, analysts said.
The controversial competitive bidding program saved the CMS $26 billion over 10 years. Yet, similar savings could be obtained through a market-based approach, a new study found.
As hackers gain easier access to the tools of their trade, hacks of healthcare organizations have increased dramatically, with 162% more so far in 2017 as there were in all of 2016.