A $1.4 billion investment gain covered a 2017 decline in operating income largely caused by Ascension's more generous charity policies.
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Healthcare news this week …
Maine Sen. Susan Collins appeared to deliver the death blow to the latest Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as she came out against the bill she calls "deeply flawed."
Healthcare industry analysts scrambled to determine how a revised Senate GOP healthcare bill released Monday morning would distribute federal funding among the states and loosen protections for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions.
Physicians, hospitals, insurers and patient groups also continued to slam the Graham-Cassidy bill, despite revisions that would enhance funding for certain states such as Alaska and Maine.
Trust in health insurers continues to deteriorate, but that hasn't affected the organizations' bottom lines.
A new JAMA study that analyzed clinical data of 2.9 million patients found the number of sepsis deaths grew from 2009 to 2014 despite old findings that showed mortality was decreasing.
Pharmaceutical plants struggle in Puerto Rico, drones deliver lab samples to Swiss hospitals, and public health workers want a mosquito emoji.
The revenue cycle and analytics company, which merged with McKesson's technology business in March, will bring blockchain to its administrative and financial network by the end of the year.
Research from the World Health Organization, ECRI Institute and others have shown that as medical devices become more complex, users frequently lack sufficient training. In traditional approaches, manufacturer representatives or surgeons who already know how to use the device give new users a couple hours of training, and then leave them on their own.
Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky's cancer-data company, is getting a $70 million boost from some familiar partners: New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth. The two Washington, D.C.-area venture funds led a new round of financing that brings the total outside investments in Tempus to $130 million.
Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said he doesn't yet support the Graham-Cassidy bill. He voted yes in July when the GOP last tried to repeal ACA. The Texas Republican also said the bill lacks the vote of Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.
Driven by new care and payment models, a growing number of healthcare organizations are starting to take a hard look at how they can influence factors outside the delivery system—social determinants—to impact community health.
As patient satisfaction and well-being become more intimately tied to the performance of healthcare organizations, leaders would be smart to listen to employees and become personally invested in their advancement.
With health systems treating larger and more diverse patient populations, leaders are looking for managers focused on retaining a workforce that reflects the community.
Modern Healthcare may have found our No. 1 fan—Paul Keckley, industry consultant and managing editor of the Keckley Report. He's squirreled away a copy of every issue of Modern Healthcare dating back to the late '70s, he estimated.
For providers who lack internet access or who've been hit by natural disasters, meaningful use exemptions pre-empt penalties.
Rural hospitals have long wanted to be part of the so-called 340B program, too, but were blocked from participating until the Affordable Care Act . But, unlike bigger hospitals, rural hospitals can't get discounts on expensive drugs that treat rare diseases.
Studies that have looked at medical home care models for longer time periods produce better results than more short-term focused studies.
While there is increasing awareness that what creates health is more than clinical excellence, there is still much work to do.