Sutter Health lost $249M in 2022 in reversal of fortuneMarch 23, 2023 05:06:16 PM
Sutter Health reported a net loss of $249 million in 2022, compared with a $1.14 billion gain the prior year.
Idaho hospital halts obstetrical care as abortion laws become stricterMarch 23, 2023 03:09:36 PM
Officials at Sandpoint-based Bonner General Health said Idaho’s legal and political climate was partly to blame.
Bon Secours Mercy Health's 2022 losses exceed $1 billionMarch 23, 2023 02:41:19 PM
The Cincinnati-based Catholic nonprofit health system disclosed a $1.2 billion net loss in 2022, compared with a $997.7 million gain in the prior year.
Legal questions surround private equity-backed Noble HealthMarch 23, 2023 12:01:56 PM
The private equity-backed startup closed two rural Missouri hospitals just two years after purchasing them. It now faces legal scrutiny and several lawsuits.
Bright Health's financial troubles spread to TennesseeMarch 22, 2023 04:28:31 PM
Bright Health Group's shaky finances have attracted negative attention from regulators in numerous states, including Florida and Tennessee.
North Carolina Medicaid expansion bill heads to Gov. CooperMarch 22, 2023 03:08:54 PM
The North Carolina Healthcare Association, which represents hospitals, welcomed a Medicaid expansion that its members will pay an estimated $550 million a year to finance.
Intermountain Health operating income plummets amid headwindsMarch 22, 2023 01:20:55 PM
Intermountain Health's merger with SCL Health bolstered the nonprofit health system's finances in 2022.
SonderMind buys Mindstrong's tech assets, ending company's runMarch 22, 2023 12:02:19 PM
SonderMind, a digital mental health company, is acquiring technology assets from Mindstrong, which has ceased care operations.
Feds propose to overhaul organ transplant systemMarch 22, 2023 11:39:39 AM
The plan would end the United Network for Organ Sharing's virtual monopoly by inviting other organizations to participate in the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.
Hospitals re-evaluate masking, PPE as state mandates endMarch 22, 2023 10:59:07 AM
Only a handful of states have lingering mandates requiring the use of masks in hospitals, meaning most healthcare facilities are free to once again make their own rules on PPE.
Feds, states end fight over $13B UnitedHealth-Change Healthcare dealMarch 21, 2023 01:04:33 PM
UnitedHealth spent $100 million to integrate Change Healthcare into its fast-growing OptumInsight arm last year.
Michigan primary care doctors want more funding to help rural staffing shortagesMarch 21, 2023 08:38:16 AM
The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians is asking the state for more financial support for medical students doing their residency in an underserved market.
Health systems bet on employee mental health initiativesMarch 21, 2023 06:00:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted mental health struggles among healthcare workers. Health systems such as Oschner Health and CommonSpirit are sustaining their efforts to aid staff.
Outcome Health investor lost 90% when company fellMarch 20, 2023 08:18:30 PM
The hot Chicago startup badly missed revenue targets as it was completing a major venture-capital deal — just one of several new details revealed in court.
From the editor: Three years after the lockdown, where are we headed?March 20, 2023 05:58:24 PM
Marking the three-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic seems like a good time for reflection.
Kentucky governor signs bill to bolster rural hospitalsMarch 20, 2023 04:44:14 PM
Without the legislation, some Kentucky hospitals would have been forced to start cutting costs, the bill's supporters said.
10 things to know about 2023 Match DayMarch 20, 2023 04:00:35 PM
The numbers of applicants and residency positions are on the rise, though the percentage of filled positions decreased.
Highmark Medicare Advantage enrollment grows 12%March 20, 2023 03:56:17 PM
The nonprofit Blue Cross and Blue Shield company credited its above-market Medicare Advantage growth for 2023 to its mix of co-branded products, benefit packages and plans with high star ratings.
New law aims to boost funding for mobile health clinicsMarch 20, 2023 01:25:38 PM
During the COVID-19 pandemic, mobile clinics increased access to health services in rural communities. The MOBILE Health Care Act could boost these efforts.
The Check Up: Alice Zheng, RH CapitalMarch 20, 2023 01:00:00 PM
A physician as well as a venture capitalist, Zheng offers a unique perspective on where she's seeing growth in women's digital health now and what lies ahead.
Microsoft, Nuance introduce ChatGPT successor to healthcareMarch 20, 2023 08:00:00 AM
GPT-4, released by OpenAI on March 14, is more advanced than its popular predecessor, ChatGPT.
Medicare Advantage marketing was different in 2023. That's no accident.March 20, 2023 06:00:00 AM
Medicare Advantage enrollment grew 7% between February 2022 and February 2023, the slowest rate in at least five years. Here's who won and lost the race to capture new members.
Cleveland Clinic, IBM unveil quantum computerMarch 20, 2023 05:45:00 AM
The computer aims to help accelerate biomedical discoveries and is the first deployment of an onsite private sector IBM-managed quantum computer in the U.S.
Disparities in cancer deaths reveal social inequitiesMarch 20, 2023 05:00:00 AM
Impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with sociodemographic factors continue to drive higher cancer cases, say Dr. Wayne Frederick and Nancy Brinker.
Women's digital health sector poised for growth, venture capitalist predictsMarch 20, 2023 05:00:00 AM
Dr. Alice Zheng, principal at RH Capital, discusses why she believes women's digital health is at an inflection point.