St. Louis-based SSM Health implemented an initiative that encourages security officers to be a more active part of the care team in order to spot potentially violent incidents with patients before they escalate.
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HHS is using a public approach to enforcing its rules on healthcare stakeholders.
Among all the proffered panaceas for reducing America's high healthcare costs, price transparency is the least likely to make a major dent in the problem.
Centene Corp. CEO Michael Neidorff says that the large Medicaid managed-care plan is well positioned to deliver high quality products that lower costs.
An online community launched by twin doctors aims to encourage minorities to enter healthcare by offering information about careers and education.
Each year we reflect upon the Top 25 Women in Healthcare award recipients and their accomplishments. What sets this year's honorees apart are their diverse experiences and world views. And, one significant trait all of these leaders share is humility.
After spending billions of dollars on new technology solutions, healthcare leaders must figure out ways to ensure a solid return investment. Children's Health CIO Pamela Arora and Centura Health CIO Ken Lee explain their IT strategies for driving adoption.
The gender gap continues in healthcare, much like it does in other industries. Studies peg the percentage of women CEOs between 13% to 20% and 30% for the C-suite overall.
They came, they saw, they tweeted. As more than, 45,000 health IT geeks and wonks descended on Orlando, Fla., for HIMSS19, they took to the social media site to share what they saw and discovered at their big event of the year.
In this era of consumer-centric care, it's critically important to ensure that our clinicians, executives and even members of our governing boards, accurately represent and reflect the communities we serve.
Insurance industry analysts are anxiously waiting for CVS Health to report its Q4 2018 financial results. It'll be the first quarter since the pharmacy behemoth closed its $70 billion deal to acquire health insurer Aetna in November.
Managerial positions in health and medical services are projected to grow at a far higher rate than the average for all occupations in all industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The underlying case centers on whether a False Claims Act case can be based on the allegation that a physician's determination of medical necessity is false. Courts around the country have ruled differently on that issue.
Healthcare industry groups have new hope that whistleblower cases will dwindle or even go away under new Attorney General William Barr.
Industry stakeholders were generally optimistic about proposed data-exchange rules, but they want regulators to ensure the information is useful to patients and clinicians.
17 healthcare occupations are compared side by side with percentages of diversity in each. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Published Feb. 18, 2018, p. 34.
Commentary: Local solutions, broad collaboration offer best way to address social determinants of health
Social determinants of health are universal, but their impact in one state versus another is local. That's why it makes sense for community-based safety-net plans and providers, as well as allied community organizations to work together to address the social determinants.
Two judges ruled that the government violated its statutory obligation to pay cost-sharing reduction payments. Another case is already on appeal.
Speaking at HIMSS19, ONC chief Dr. Donald Rucker said greater use of smartphones and APIs will drive new business models in healthcare.
The proposal marks another major milestone for the advanced cancer treatment and could be a windfall for hospitals.