HCA Healthcare on Tuesday reported its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization surpassed its 2019 guidance, and its $51.3 billion in revenue came in near the high end of its guidance.
Healthcare stakeholders have pushed back against the ONC's proposed interoperability rule, citing issues related to patient privacy. During the agency's annual meeting, ONC chief Dr. Donald Rucker called that push a "huge marketing campaign" that shouldn't stop efforts to make data-sharing easier for patients.
In the first criminal action against an EHR vendor, Practice Fusion will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations—including an investigation into a scheme to increase opioid prescriptions.
Complaints against Ohio State University's president and one of its former student health directors were filed with the State Medical Board of Ohio in relation to alleged sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, one of his lead accusers said.
Beaumont Health has fired an employee suspected of disclosing confidential information of more than 1,000 patients to a person believed to have been working on behalf of a personal injury attorney, the Michigan hospital system confirmed last week.
With an estimated $1.1 billion investment, the plan is to build at least one new hospital and open up to six new community health centers that would expand access to preventive services and address social determinants of health.
Changes to Medicaid policy like extending postpartum Medicaid eligibility and coverage for non-clinical services could improve maternal health for poor women of color and rural women, according to new MACPAC research.
Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health announced longtime CEO Kevin Lofton will retire at the end of June. Lofton has served as co-CEO of the health system since its Feb. 1, 2019 merger with Dignity Health.