A platform by Appris Health provides an algorithmically generated risk score for each patient, giving providers an easy metric to gauge the odds that their patients are abusing opioids.
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Pfizer and Cipla bring cheaper cancer drugs to Africa, HHS and the FDA struggle with information security, and happy healthcare marketing frustrates some patients.
Amedisys, one of the nation's largest home health operators, is closing four locations in Florida and consolidating three more where it already has centers.
The CMS has awarded a contract worth up to $45 million to promote programs that include the rollout of MACRA. The announcement comes weeks after the agency announced plans to cut spending on ACA outreach.
Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente both evacuated patients from their Santa Rosa, Calif., hospitals as wind-whipped wildfires threatened thousands of homes and destroyed nearby buildings.
It may seem odd that Advocate Health Care is spending big on outpatient facilities while also cutting $200 million from its $5.6 billion budget. The bet, however, is that adding cheaper-to-run outpatient sites will woo more patients. More patients equals growth.
President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling health insurance across state lines would trigger competition that brings down premiums for people buying their own policies. Experts say that's not guaranteed, partly because health insurance reflects local medical costs, which vary widely.
Boston Medical Center had the data to improve the provider's surgery block schedules but lacked the data and tools to efficiently take action. Those are common hurdles that have slowed providers' transition to more streamlined operations and lower costs.
Cleveland Clinic is cautiously optimistic that the system's new relationship with a group interested in building a hospital in China could develop into something more.
In an effort to avoid coverage loss for children and pregnant women, Senate and House committees passed bills to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program. Partisan fighting in the House panel highlighted a big sticking point: how to pay for CHIP.
Dr. Price resigns, Las Vegas endures a massacre, Trump accuses Puerto Rican officials of playing politics, and its easy to think there is nothing to be done, but that is not true.
According to research by a team of health experts from the University of Nottingham in England, being in a positive mood when you get your flu shot can increase its protective effects.
Our healthcare and public health systems have a role to play in addressing the problem of gun violence, and every day we wait to take action is another day the epidemic continues to take its toll.
Q&A with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's CEO Dr. Joanne Smith: 'Ability is our code word for recovery'October 07, 2017
Shortly after becoming CEO of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 2006, Dr. Joanne Smith gathered her team of scientists, leaders and clinicians and challenged them to set the institution on a new path.
Behavioral health experts say that caring for the mental health of victims and their families after traumatic events like the mass shooting in Las Vegas last week is an essential part of disaster response.
A new theory posits that a disagreement over inoculations fractured the marriage of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.
The Trump administration has not been bashful about its desire to scale back several initiatives launched under its predecessor. Perhaps the most significant actions have been steps to reverse course on mandating that providers participate in various alternative-payment programs.
The hospital industry's inclination to buy and sell creates challenges for hospitals with Jewish affiliations.