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New partnership brings artificial intelligence to ambulances, paramedics

March 30, 2017

Massachusetts-based medical equipment manufacturer, Samsung Neurologica has partnered with Israeli firm, MedyMatch Technology, to bring artificial intelligence technology to emergency medical transportation...read more


Study: Physicians feel pressured to provide unnecessary care for VIP patients

March 22. 2017

A recent study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine shows that a majority of hospital physicians feel pressure from VIP patients or their family members to perform additional treatments or tests on said patients. Nearly one-third of polled physicians felt pressured by hospital staff to perform these additional services...read more


OhioHealth boosts hospice referrals

March 7, 2017

Following reports that hospice care improves quality of life while reducing costs near death, OhioHealth has increased its referrals for early palliative care with positive results...read more


Walgreens appoints new CIO

March 3, 2017

Illinois-based pharmacy giant, Walgreens has named Steve Turner as its new vice president and CIO, effective April 1. An internal promotion, Turner has been with Walgreens since 2009 and currently serves as its vice president of service delivery and infrastructure...read more


CMS awards $100 million to help small practices with Quality Payment Program

February 21, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, has awarded $100 million dollars to 11 organizations to aid in implementing the Quality Payment Program for clinicians...read more


Skiff Medical Center drops 'interim' from President Laurie Conner's title

February 15, 2017

Interim president of Iowa-based Skiff Medical Center, Laurie Connor has been appointed to serve in a permanent capacity, beginning March 19th...read more


Budget reconciliation schedule, regulatory relief on tap for 2017

February 8, 2017

During the 2017 Rural Healthcare Leadership Conference on Tuesday, February 7th, the AHA Senior Associate Director of Policy, Priya Bathija, and Senior Associate Director of Federal Relations, Sarah Macchiarola, addressed legislative changes and the future of the Affordable Care Act...read more


Aetna's Q4 net profit falls 57%, but still beats forecasts

January 31, 2017

Connectiut-based insurance company, Aetna saw its net profit drop 57% in 2016's fourth quarter. Dropping from $321 million last year to $139 million, Aetna purports this decrease is due to an increase in restructuring costs...read more 


Yale researchers tapping into emerging secure cloud platform for sharing patient data

January 24, 2017

Yale researchers are currently working on a highly secure cloud-based platform. When complete, this platform--dubbed "Hugo" by the researchers--will allow patients to share their personal health information from different electronic health records with medical researchers...read more 


UC Davis Health appoints new CIO

January 17, 2017

Effective February 13th, William Showalter will be the new CIO of Sacramento-based UC Davis Health...read more 


Ambient sunlight energy promising replacement for battery-powered implants, study says

January 10, 2017

According to a recent study published in the international journal, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, energy from ambient sunlight may be a possible alternative to battery power in pacemakers and other medical implants...read more


2017 brings KU Hospital, Hays Medical Center partnership into effect

January 4, 2017

Announced in September 2016, the partnership between University of Kansas Hospital and Hays Medical Center took effect on January 1st. The staff of the two Kansas-based hospitals will remain at their current facilities and an operations council has been formed to direct the new partnership...read more


Health insurance technology startup Zipari lands $7 million in Series A funding

December 21, 2016

Brooklyn-based health insurance IT startup, Zipari has acquired $7 million in its first round of funding. Zipari offers predictive analytics and a rules engine to help health insurance companies personalize offerings, gain real-time consumer behavior insight, monitor member value and re-engage consumers...read more


Quest Diagnostics data breach affects 34k individuals

December 14, 2016

Quest Diagnostics, a medical laboratory company, has reported a recent data breach that affected 34,000 patients' health records. The breach was caused by a third party accessing the data through its web application, which is called MyQuest by Care360...read more


AHA Letter to President-elect Trump addresses regulatory relief for hospitals

December 5, 2016

The second letter from the AHA to President-elect Trump thanked him for his interest and suggested 33 possible actions the incoming administration could take immediately upon taking office...read more


Mount Sinai makes big move into robotics

November 30, 2016

With the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System has launched a robotics institute in New York City to further its work in the field of robotic surgery...read more


VA to unveil online appointment scheduling in 2017

November 15, 2016

Starting in January, patients of the Veterans Health Administration will be able to schedule their own primary care appointments online or through an app...read more


Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health discuss alignment

October 25, 2016

In an effort to strengthen their role in the evolving health care system through increased access and enhanced clinical care, Catholic Health Initiatives of Colorado has signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore aligning with San Francisco's Dignity Health...read more


IBM Watson, Siemens Healthineers partner to globalize population health management

October 11, 2016

IBM Watson and Siemens Healthineers have formed a strategic alliance to help hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and other providers deliver value-based care to patients with complex, chronic and costly conditions...read more


Geisinger refunds patients $400k for 'uncompassionate care'

October 5, 2016

Since employing the ProvenExperience initiative in November 2015, Geisinger Health System has refunded patients dissatisfied with their hospital experience more than $400,000...read more


Uber's pilot program brings the ease of modern transportation to healthcare

September 28, 2016

The newest initiative from Uber, the modern transportation giant, allows hospital transport coordinators to schedule and manage on-demand rides from one centralized location through a patient portal, providing more individualized care without driving up costs...read more


UMC invests in tech firm to grow Medicare Advantage membership

September 22, 2016

Pennsylvania-based health insurance provider, UPMC, has announced its plan to invest in Cavulus, a South Carolina tech firm which uses predictive modeling and data analytics to help insurers automate marketing, sales, enrollment, retention and compliance operations...read more


Aetna CEO responds to US senators' letter

September 13, 2016

Responding to a letter from U.S. senators criticizing Aetna's pullback from 11 of the 15 ACA exchanges it operates in, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini called their criticisms "unfounded" and insisted the pullback was a "marketplace reality"...read more


Get Set for the Modern House Call

September 7, 2016

A modern take on a classic healthcare strategy, Hospital at Home is a new healthcare delivery model being tested at hospitals around the country. Using videoconferencing and digital sensors to track vitals, as well as regular nurse visits to administer medicine, patients are able to be monitored and treated from the comfort of their homes...read more


Study finds upbeat music may boost cooperation in the workplace

August 31st, 2016

A new study published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior concluded that happy, upbeat music can boost cooperation among co-workers. Researchers conducted two different versions of the study...read more


Apple Buys Healthcare "Magic Machine"

August 24, 2016

In an effort to broaden its presence in the market of personal healthcare information management, Apple has acquired Gliimpse, a medical records startup which simplifies medical records for easier comprehension...read more


Wausau's Interim HealthCare changes hands

August 9, 2016

The in-home service organization, Interim Healthcare, is fully under new leadership as Jan Kocha, 74, retires. Interim was sold to Dr. Andrew Weber five years ago...read more


Verity Health names new CEO, COO

August 3, 2016

Andrei Soran has been named the new CEO of Verity Health System (formerly Daughters of Charity Health System) after serving as COO for 3 years. B. Joseph Badalian will replace Soran as COO in September...read more


CMS releases hospital star ratings

July 28, 2016

Against the urging of the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the new star ratings system for hospitals on its Hospital Compare webpage. AHA CEO/President, Rick Pollack, warns against the confusion this new ranking system may cause...read more


Pokemon Go has hospitals trying to keep it real: 4 things to know

July 19, 2016

Downloaded by more than 15 million users already, Pokemon Go uses augmented reality to create a virtual hunt for Pokemon in the real world. This has caused hospitals to call security, publicly plea with users not to play within the hospital, petition the developers to remove hospitals from play, and, most importantly, treat the injured...read more


Meet the 11-year-old working to expand telemedicine coverage

July 11, 2016

Carson Domey, a Massachusetts middle schooler, is working with Boston Children's Hospital to promote a state bill that would expand insurance coverage for telemedicine...read more 


Louisiana expands Medicaid coverage to former prisoners

July 5, 2016

Beginning in July, newly-expanded Medicaid coverage is extending eligibility to all Louisiana citizensbelow 133% of the federal poverty limit, including recently-released state prisoners...read more


Oregonians use ER less, docs more after Medicaid expansion

June 27, 2016

An expansion of Medicaid in Oregon has led to a drop in ER visits as Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) expand. CCOs received $168 million in incentive payments...read more 


Bay-area Hospitals Partner to Create 'Virtual Safety Net' for Patients

June 22, 2016

A groundbreaking partnership between six East Bay-area hospitals is focusing on serving the needs of their most underserved patients through the utilization of a secure-data sharing platform. This platform allows the participating hospitals to share patient health records in real time...read more 


150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare | 2016

April 18, 2016

Becker's Healthcare is pleased to release the 2016 edition of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare."  The list features U.S. healthcare provider organizations, such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers and home health agencies, as well as other types of healthcare-specific companies, like consulting firms, health IT vendors, medical societies and more....read more


 

Which Physicians Generate the Most Revenue for Hospitals?

April 11, 2016

Hospital CFOs crunched the numbers to see how various physician specialties stack up according to the amount of revenue they generate for their affiliated hospital.  For the survey, researchers from Merritt Hawkins, a national physician search firm, asked hospital CFOs to quantify the amount of revenue physicians in 18 medical specialties generated for their affiliate hospital in the previous 12 months. ...read more


 

8 Emerging Trends in Healthcare

April 4, 2016

Hot off the presses is the 2016–2021 FutureScan Healthcare Trends and Implicationsenvironmental assessment. The annual survey identifies the eight most important emerging issues and trends in health care for the next five years....read more


10 Hospitals With Strong Finances

March 29, 2016

Here are 10 hospitals and health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions based on recent reports from Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings. ...read more


American Pain Society Releases Clinical Practice Guidelines for Post-surgical Pain Management

March 23, 2016

Providing adequate pain relief to patients after surgery is one of the top priorities for any clinician, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the majority of surgical patients are coming out of procedures pain-free. To assist with post-surgery pain management, the American Pain Society has published its own set of clinical practice guidelines for those treating pain....read more


FDA Wants to Study Whethere Animated Prescription Drug Ads are Memorable for the Right Reasons

March 16, 2016

They probably don’t have quite the following of, say, Mickey Mouse or Charlie Brown, but the athletic, fungus-fighting Jublia toenail and the walking, talking, diarrhea-stricken Xifaxan intestine seem to be everywhere these days (or maybe I watch too much television). ...read more


Rural Hospitals are Shutting Down Their Delivery Rooms

March 8, 2016

A few years ago, when a young woman delivered her baby at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, North Carolina, it was in the middle of a Valentine’s Day ice storm and the mountain roads out of town were impassable. The delivery was routine, but the baby girl had trouble breathing because her lungs weren’t fully developed. ...read more


The Healthcare Industry Added a Ton of Jobs Last Month

March 4, 2016

The economy added 242,000 jobs in February, 38,100 of which were in health care, according to the better-than-expected February jobs report. ...read more


New Guidelines for Cardiac Imaging in the ER

February 24, 2016

New guidelines, published online Jan. 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, have been developed for assessing the appropriateness of imaging for patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain. ...read more


Rural vs. Urban: A Comparison of Hospital Costs and Charges

February 19, 2016

Rural acute care hospitals charge far less than their urban counterparts, according to a broad analysis of Medicare costs and charges by iVantage Health Analytics, a firm that compiles a hospital strength index that is based on data about financial stability, patients and quality indicators. ...read more


Johns Hopkins in the First in the US to Offer HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Organ Transplants

February 10, 2016

Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins is the first hospital in the United States to receive approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants.  With this approval, Johns Hopkins surgeons will be the first in the United States to perform an HIV-positive kidney transplant and first in the world to do an HIV-positive liver transplant. Physicians in South Africa have performed HIV-positive kidney transplants. ...read more

 

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