Trinity Health CEO Dr. Richard Gilfillan plans to step down from the helm of the Livonia, Mich.-based system in June 2019. He will be succeeded by Michael Slubowski, who currently serves as Trinity's president and chief operating officer.
John Hopkins Medicine has removed four top leaders at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., following dramatic increases in the hospital's death rates for pediatric heart surgeries.
Although system CEOs see some benefits to the change of control in the House, the likelihood of partisan gridlock is muting their optimism.
Healthcare industry groups uniformly blasted the Trump administration's so-called public charge rule, warning it would have broad negative effects on the healthcare system, government budgets and public health.
UnitedHealthcare and physician staffing company Envision Healthcare have renewed their contract for 2019, resolving a dispute over Envision's ED billing practices that threatened to leave patients on the hook for surprise out-of-network medical bills.
House Ways and Means Committee Republicans released a packet of bills to roll back Medicare regulations on hospitals. But the GOP won't steer the committee's legislative priorities next year.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will focus the Senate health committee's 2019 agenda around healthcare costs. He has asked for specific proposals from high-profile think tanks and industry groups.
ONC head Dr. Don Rucker did not tell lawmakers when the information-blocking rule will be released, but he suggested that it would expand interoperability.
Chatbots are gaining traction in healthcare, helping connect patients to providers and payers on an efficient, cost-effective medium: mobile devices and computers.
The Food and Drug Administration's new guidance should create a clear path for generic makers of insulin to enter the market. But some say it will do little to reverse its rising costs.
It's been suggested that doctors and hospitals have no business weighing in on solutions to gun violence. And yet, hospitals across America rescue gunshot victims every day. And all too often, that violence comes into the hospital.