UnitedHealthcare's Harken Health adding clinics in Chicago, Atlanta | (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune
Harken Health, the Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer that offers free primary care at company-owned clinics, says it will add eight new health centers in Chicago and Atlanta by 2017. Launched late last year, Harken Health is an independent subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare that is focused on the individual market, including customers on new government-run health insurance exchanges.
New Jersey delays move to new Medicaid payment model for mental health services | NJSpotlight.com
Some organizations that provide behavioral-health treatment for New Jersey's poorest residents welcomed the state's decision to slow the transition to a new government payment model, giving them time to better protect these vulnerable patients as the decades-old system evolves.
City of Hope to partner with hospitals in San Fernando Valley, Torrance | Los Angeles Daily News
The partnership between City of Hope, based in Duarte, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, will increase cancer care and research expertise to areas served by both hospitals, officials from both medical centers said in a joint statement. City of Hope is a nationally recognized cancer care and treatment center.
Surgery surprise: Small rural hospitals may be safer, less expensive for common operations | Medical Xpress
They may be in small towns. They may only have a couple of surgeons. But for common operations, they may be safer and less expensive than their larger cousins, a new study finds.
VA, Mayo ramp up telemedicine to increase patient access, satisfaction | Med City News
One of the most maligned healthcare systems in the U.S. and one of the most respected ones have something in common. They're both using telemedicine to improve patient care and save money.
Mobile pharma factory could disrupt the drug business | Public Radio WBUR Boston
A tabletop device being fine-tuned by MIT researchers could challenge manufacturing monopolies on pharmaceutical products. That possibility is exciting some biotech entrepreneurs and raising red flags for others as issues of intellectual property abound. The military is partially funding the work because the machines – which can crank out 1,000 pills a day – could be useful in remote areas during public health crises.