A Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health combination that would form a national not-for-profit powerhouse exemplifies a traditional health system mega-merger under a newly-popular two-pronged governance approach.
As healthcare spending grows and customers demand more convenient care, insurance companies are teaming up with nontraditional partners to keep patients out of hospitals and emergency rooms. Hospitals will have to evolve to stay afloat.
With the FCC on the verge of repealing net neutrality rules, there's considerable uncertainty about how the change will affect the healthcare industry, with telemedicine, particularly for rural hospitals, up in the air.
Lawmakers bought themselves a couple of more weeks to hammer out a spending bill, but long-term funding for CHIP and community health centers remains in question.
Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care combined would be one of the biggest regional health systems
Health systems like Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care follow a regional path in their merger agreement.
Executives look to create a culture that views the patient or member as a consumer by establishing new training programs and setting new standards for employees, according to results of the Modern Healthcare Power Panel.
The architects of major healthcare deals offer a common rationale: The combinations will lower costs and improve care. But these deals don't get the root of healthcare's cost problems.
Accountable care organizations and patient-centered models are effectively moving the needle on cost and quality away from traditional fee-for-service medicine and are worthy of expansion—even as they experience growing pains.
Paul Markovich has been elected chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, a federation of 36 independent Blues companies.
Mike Daube taught his Staffordshire terrier, Ollie, an impressive trick—he taught her to sit … on the editorial boards of medical journals.
A forthcoming paper in the American Journal of Medicine settles on complications from tuberculosis as Frederic Chopin's cause of death.
The most popular apps downloaded by clinicians come with a wide variety of uses.