Insults accelerated on the first day of the government shutdown, with Democrats and Republicans failing to reach a deal to reopen the government. CHIP funding is nowhere in sight as some states hover dangerously near the drop-dead deadline for their programs.
CDC will offer "minimal support" for public health outbreaks; ONC to table work on interoperability during government shutdown.
The health system-led generic-drug company sent a shockwave through the healthcare industry, but experts warned that it would take plenty of time and capital to ultimately lower drug prices and mitigate shortages.
Two industry innovators are being inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame—Sister Mary Jean Ryan and George Caldwell. An induction ceremony will take place March 26, in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executive's 2018 Congress in Chicago.
Critics doubt a renewal of Trump's opioid public health declaration would bring about much change in a policy they say has so far garnered few results.
Fans of the dystopian Netflix drama Black Mirror are annoyed by a major medical mix-up this season.
Dr. Simon Bramhall, who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations, was fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) this month and ordered to perform community service, according to the Associated Press.
Dr. Michael Jaff has embarked on ambitious community-awareness and physician-recruitment campaigns to ensure that residents don't overlook Newton-Wellesley Hospital as a provider of choice.
Providers and payers say CMS' Meaningful Measures initiative is a step in the right direction, but uncertainties still remain around which measures actually matter.
Health insurers are pushing hard for outcomes-based healthcare quality measures.
The individual mandate to buy health insurance is out. Unpaid community service for unemployed workers who sign up for Medicaid is in.
Medical devices that are connected to hospital computer systems create vulnerabilities that can be difficult to manage.