Mike Leavitt and Tom Daschle sit on different ends of the political spectrum, but they share a common goal of seeing a public-private partnership drive innovation in healthcare.
Medicare margins are in a free-fall. In 2015, the aggregate margin hit a negative 7.1% across hospitals and could sink to -10% this year. Hospitals face enormous pressure to offset the losses.
A London neonatal nurse thought there was something missing from the array of available emojis: one representing a mother breastfeeding.
A team of Cantabrigian researchers trained eight female Welsh mountain sheep to recognize the faces of four famous people to determine how sheep measure up to monkeys and humans in the task.
Overall, the CMS' Hospital Reduction Readmissions Program has motivated hospitals to change wasteful care practices. But health policy experts wonder if the tactics hospitals have adopted might not always be in the best interest of patients.
Uwe Reinhardt, professor of economics at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, died earlier this month at age 80.
Guest Commentary: Community-based, tech-driven innovations can help transform an outdated health system
Outdated care models often leave families trying to manage chronic illnesses distressed, uncertain and financially strained.
The Senate returns from its Thanksgiving break intent on passing some version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the House-backed bill that taxes the sick and punishes the poor to reward those who benefit most from America's bounty.
As healthcare inches toward value-based care, EHRs are more important than ever. Vendors are working with providers to improve their offerings, going beyond meeting the bare minimum federal requirements for their software.
Q&A with Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean: 'I will go anywhere there is a best practice and try to learn from others'
Operating in 21 states, Dignity Health serves a diverse patient population. For President and CEO Lloyd Dean, ensuring that the system evolves to meet community needs is essential.
Although strides have been made to curb readmissions, the problem still plagues the healthcare system. Medicare, under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, has been penalizing hospitals for excess readmission rates since fiscal 2013. Penalties will hit $528 million in 2017, roughly $108...