A Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health combination that would form a national not-for-profit powerhouse exemplifies a traditional health system mega-merger under a newly-popular two-pronged governance approach.
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As healthcare spending grows and customers demand more convenient care, insurance companies are teaming up with nontraditional partners to keep patients out of hospitals and emergency rooms. Hospitals will have to evolve to stay afloat.
Companies like Twine Health, a so-called “health activation platform,” allow providers to track the health of large employers' workforces, who are encouraged to use technology to engage in their own well-being.
Executives look to create a culture that views the patient or member as a consumer by establishing new training programs and setting new standards for employees, according to results of the Modern Healthcare Power Panel.
A forthcoming paper in the American Journal of Medicine settles on complications from tuberculosis as Frederic Chopin's cause of death.
Lawmakers bought themselves a couple of more weeks to hammer out a spending bill, but long-term funding for CHIP and community health centers remains in question.
Accountable care organizations and patient-centered models are effectively moving the needle on cost and quality away from traditional fee-for-service medicine and are worthy of expansion—even as they experience growing pains.
The architects of major healthcare deals offer a common rationale: The combinations will lower costs and improve care. But these deals don't get to the root of healthcare's cost problems.
With the FCC on the verge of repealing net neutrality rules, there's considerable uncertainty about how the change will affect the healthcare industry, with telemedicine, particularly for rural hospitals, up in the air.
Disrupt yourself or be disrupted. That's how Mark Ganz, CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, views today's uber-competitive world.
Either Dr. Salomon Melgen is one of the biggest Medicare swindlers ever, stealing more than $100 million from the federal healthcare program, or a penny-ante thief who walked off with $64,000.
The purchases, while relatively small, were done at bargain basement prices below $4 a share.
There appears to be bipartisan support for further delaying the Affordable Care Act's health insurance tax, with preference given to Medicare Advantage and individual-market plans.
Since taking over two years ago, Rick Pollack has pushed the American Hospital Association to focus even more energy on lobbying.
Women of color die during pregnancy and childbirth at alarming rates, researchers jealously keep data private, and biotech hedge fund manager Sam Isaly quits amid sexual misconduct allegations.
Dreamers are no more certain of their future now than when the decision was made to terminate the DACA program. This uncertainty has left an American dream riddled with anxiety and fear for thousands at risk of deportation.
With just a week to go before the ACA's fifth open enrollment comes to an end, experts predict signups will fall short of last year's, thanks to the shortened enrollment period, slashed advertising funds, and premium increases.
Officials at the CMS say they are taking multiple steps to address accuracy issues on Hospice Compare and believe the site will be largely free of errors by early next year.
A recent survey found that in defining high-value care, patients emphasize costs and convenience while doctors see relationships and patient outcomes as better indicators of value.