David Lopez, the former CEO of Harris Health System in Houston, has joined Dallas' Parkland Health & Hospital System as COO. Lopez joins the public health system after pursuing its CEO position in 2014.
Horizon Healthcare Services has invested in a small Cambridge, Mass.-based company that uses big data and computer modeling to help clinicians and researchers target treatments to individuals.
Insurers wonder if CMS' latest effort to drum up interest in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative will overcome obstacles to participation in states that have laws prohibiting physician practices from taking on risk-based contracts.
Health insurers that sell plans with mandated benefits under the Affordable Care Act cannot require people to wait a certain amount of time before they can use those benefits, the CMS reiterated this week in a memo.
A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that electronic health record vendor Epic Systems violated its employees' rights by trying to require them to seek arbitration in state and federal wage-and-hour law claims and other disputes.
The federal government has decided to appeal a ruling in an unusual fraud case involving hospice care provider AseraCare, in which a judge ruled that disagreements between doctors over patients' eligibility for hospice care do not prove fraud.
The Rochester, Minn.-based system will establish the biobank for President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which aims to collect at least 1 million volunteers' biological samples to promote individually tailored disease treatment.
An appeals court has affirmed the 45-year prison sentence for an Oakland County, Mich., cancer doctor who put hundreds of patients through needless treatments.
Director Tom Frieden said Congress needs to approve enough funding to fight the disease that could infect as many as 2 million pregnant women in the U.S this year. The CDC has had to borrow $50 million from other parts of the agency to begin fighting Zika. Some of that came from funds for Ebola.
Since 2000, 19 New York City hospitals have closed. Mount Sinai's CEO Dr. Kenneth Davis doesn't want to be responsible for the loss of No. 20. Mount Sinai will restructure Mount Sinai Beth Israel and invest at least $550 million to increase the hospital's outpatient services.