With the recent growth of mergers and acquisitions in health IT, hospitals are coming across unexpected costs when trying to integrate computer systems.
As industries flourish thanks to advances in technology and information sharing, healthcare lags far behind, says Dick Escue, CIO at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Despite the rise in workplace violence, many hospitals don't know how to prevent assaults. But healthcare organizations must take steps to stop attacks because a governement agency will hold providers responsible for failure to put safeguards in place.
In an era of rapid physician practice consolidation driven by pressure to better coordinate care and achieve economies of scale, a well-known practice alliance in Massachusetts, Atrius Health, will soon lose two of its largest members, the Boston Globe reported.
The Department of Justice and the New York Attorney General's Office have intervened in a first-of-its kind federal False Claims Act lawsuit against Continuum Health PArtners, Inc. For insights on the significance of this case as Affordable Care Act enforcement unwinds, FierceHealthCare spoke to Leslie J. Levinson, J.D.
Despite the controversy over whether two Americans who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia should receive treatment in the United States, the CEO of Emory University Hospital told WSB-TV Atlanta that there was no question that the facility would accept them.
Legal challenges are giving states and their governors more power to run healthcare insurance coverage programs, an unintended result of the ACA. "There's a question of whether the individual market would be stable in states without subsidies," Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told the National Journal.
All wireless carriers and certain texting applications will be required to support text-to-911 functionality by the end of 2014, according to rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission.
As the legalization of medical marijuana expands, most U.S. physicians agree it has clinical benefits, but want more information on the medical science of cannabis and how it may help their patients, according to a survey of 1,544 doctors from WebMD and Medscape.
Although the United States has a checkered record when it comes to dealing with its poorest and most disadvantaged populations, the South is the unabashed leader in that category. I won't get...