The shooting Monday at Chicago's Mercy Hospital and Medical Center again highlighted healthcare settings' vulnerability to violent acts. A growing number of providers are taking steps to make their facilities more secure from such events.
The Deerfield, Ill.-based pharmacy and Louisville, Ky.-based insurance giant are discussing a variety of strategic ventures, including taking equity stakes in each other.
In 2017, brand-name prescription drugs made up only 17% of total prescriptions filled but represented 79% of total drug spending, according to an updated study from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
The CMS is seeking to improve quality of care at nursing homes via a new safety training effort.
New York state's health department is launching a pilot program expanding Medicaid coverage to doula services in an effort to reduce childbirth complications for women and babies.
The FDA hired a research firm to find out if its current process for approving or denying human testing request needs to be revamped.
Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell four South Carolina hospitals.
Independent pharmacists in New York are calling for a state investigation into the practices of pharmacy benefit managers—the companies that negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurers and employers. They blame the PBMs for forcing owners to close up shop.
The ECRI Institute on Monday launched its much-anticipated online repository for clinical guidelines. Officials hope the website will replace the federal government's National Guideline Clearinghouse, which shut down in July.
Some at-risk adults end up languishing in hospitals because they have no family to take care of them or a facility willing to take them in due to a lack of space, finances, or appropriate scope of care.
Community Health Systems has settled a lawsuit against the former CEO of its Fort Wayne, Ind., subsidiary, Lutheran Health Network, more than a year after it alleged the CEO used confidential information to lure a competitor to the Fort Wayne area.