The most mergers ever were recorded in 2017 by financial firm Kaufman Hall, which began tracking deals in 2000. Even with that growth, more financially strong systems attracting interest in being acquired by a larger or better-positioned system.
With his confirmation last week, Alex Azar officially took the reins at HHS. During his confirmation hearings, Azar addressed four key priorities for the department.
Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare will outsource 2,300 nonclinical employees to revenue-cycle management company R1 RCM, a move that is expected to save the integrated health system $70 million over the next three years.
Healthcare stakeholders are watching in horror as the fate of a number of critical healthcare programs has gotten bound up in the intractable political battle in Congress over immigration.
States' nail-biting, frustrating wait for CHIP funding ended last week with a six-year funding deal attached to Congress' fourth budget stopgap measure. But the next argument over the program's future has already begun.
Though ransomware continues to strike more often, health IT users can take steps to make sure they react well when it hits.
Direct contracting, in which self-funded businesses eschew insurance companies to partner directly with a healthcare provider, can give the employer more control over the employee health benefit design.
Health systems are finding that consultants can assist with creating direct contracting relationships with employers
Guest Commentary: Pursuing constructive addiction treatment at the height of the opioid abuse crisis
While increased focus and attention to the opioid epidemic is an important step in addressing addiction, data show we still have many challenges ahead of us.
Hospitals have long been bedeviled by shortages and price spikes for the generic drugs that are essential to their day-to-day operations.
An Indiana health system has found success with a bundled-payment program for sepsis, but savings for its congestive heart failure bundle has been uneven.
CVS Health says it will stop altering images of women in its beauty product marketing because it doesn't want to send messages of unrealistic body images to girls and young women.