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Healthcare Economics

Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

Most health systems that responded to Modern Healthcare's Hospital Systems Survey said hiring more physicians either did not materially change their financial performance or actually improved it, a surprising finding given research that shows hospitals lose money on employed physicians.

Foxconn, Advocate Aurora launch data-driven health venture

Foxconn, Advocate Aurora launch data-driven health venture

Foxconn and the newly formed Advocate Aurora Health announced a technology partnership Thursday to gather Foxconn employees' data to lower their healthcare costs and improve their health. If it works, they plan to expand the venture.

Is private equity helping or hurting healthcare?

Is private equity helping or hurting healthcare?

Some view third-party investment in physician practices as a vital trend that offers economies of scale that make healthcare more efficient. Others believe it fosters monopoly control while driving up prices. But nearly everyone agrees that further consolidation is coming.

Fitch expects healthcare defaults will remain low

Fitch expects healthcare defaults will remain low

The healthcare and pharmaceutical sector saw a lower high-yield default rate compared with the overall market between 2002 and 2017, and Fitch Ratings expects that low rate to continue for another year.

University Hospitals is hitting mark with proton therapy

University Hospitals is hitting mark with proton therapy

While some proton therapy centers across the country have reportedly struggled to stay profitable, officials at University Hospitals in Cleveland say they've found the "sweet spot" two years after the health system opened its own $30 million center.

Fragmented markets inflate healthcare spending

Fragmented markets inflate healthcare spending

Low-cost markets typically have at least one integrated delivery system as a significant competitor as well as closely aligned physicians and good data-sharing tools, according to a new report.

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