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Advisory Board finalizes deal with UnitedHealth's Optum

Advisory Board finalizes deal with UnitedHealth's Optum

By Alex Kacik  |  November 17, 2017

The Advisory Board Co.'s shareholders and executives finalized a $2.58 billion deal with UnitedHealth Group's Optum and a private equity firm, splitting the consulting group's healthcare business from its education arm.

eClinicalWorks sued over patient record inaccuracies

eClinicalWorks sued over patient record inaccuracies

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 17, 2017

The EHR vendor has been hit with a putative class-action suit alleging that misrepresentations of its software's capabilities led to inaccuracies in patient records. eClinicalWorks has settled litigation over the misrepresentations.

FDA to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

By Associated Press  |  November 17, 2017

U.S. health authorities will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that previously has received little oversight.

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

By Associated Press  |  November 17, 2017

As part of its effort to expand private healthcare, the VA is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics.

Summa Health's financial losses slow

Summa Health's financial losses slow

By Lydia Coutré  |  November 17, 2017

The past three months, particularly October, have been profitable for Summa Health. This is relatively encouraging for the health system, which lost more than $33 million in operating income in the first half of the year.

News from other sources

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 17, 2017

The FDA goes after clinics providing sketchy gene therapies, Geisinger expands its precision health program, and the FCC toys with limiting financial assistance for internet and phone services.

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