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Is health information technology (HIT) a powerful aid, an unfulfilled promise or an enormous drain on the nation’s health care resources?
The pharmaceuticals industry continues to shrink as companies buy each other out. The latest blockbuster merger involves Pfizer and Allergan, both worth more than $100 billion.
In a recent study of 20,000 physicians by the Physicians Foundation, only 35 percent considered themselves independent, compared to 49 percent in 2012 and 62 percent in 2008.
Almost a million Americans engaged in medical tourism last year, and as more people learn about traveling abroad for medical care, those numbers could skyrocket.
According to the National Institute for Health Care Management, almost 20% of all health care expenditures, or $275 billion, makes up only one percent of the population...
In modern America, health care is undergoing radical changes due to shifting internal and external dynamics. One of the least noticed—but possibly quite important—is the introduction of retail medicine which includes clinics hosted by corner store pharmacies, big box stores and groceries.
In one of the biggest business announcements of the year, Google announced that it would reorganize its diverse tech ventures under a holding company entitled Alphabet. Among the many companies that Google would oversee are its healthcare entities
The latest data may suggest only a minor correction in an otherwise year of positive job growth, but the healthcare sector is a powerful indicator of economic health.
A new bill entitled the Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. If passed, this law would enable physical therapists to temporarily replace a colleague and treat Medicare patients...
Two antitrust lawsuits against Blue Cross Blue Shield allege that the organization instituted agreements with licensees which eliminated competition between them due to geographical distribution, resulting in limited compensation for care providers.
In the almost five decades since medical malpractice has become a necessity for physicians and other clinicians, but the importance of this coverage has varied due to major changes in the healthcare and insurance industries as well as governmental regulatory regime.
In a six to three decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in King v. Burwell. This is the second PPACA case to reach the nation's highest court, with the first National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebellius, also decided in favor of the Obama administration.
How Governmental Intrusion is Eroding Healthcare...Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are both an effort to “improve” patient care but, at the same time, are driving physicians out of the medical profession.
Few governmental policies have been as intrusive and disruptive as the 2014 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) which mandated the adoption of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs).
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that one in 14 physicians are sued for malpractice each year. This figure virtually ensures that almost all physicians will face a malpractice suit at some point in an extended career.
There are thousands of companies competing to be the “next big thing” in healthcare, but some of the following organizations are producing revolutionary concepts and products that could dramatically alter the way that Americans receive healthcare in the coming years.
Aetna had been in talks with Humana and announced that it had struck a tentative deal to purchase Humana for $37 billion. The other major takeover involves the purchase of Health Net Inc. by Centene Corp. for almost $6.3 billion.
In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, there is an increased focus upon hospital readmissions and the financial penalties for hospitals with the highest readmission rates.
Most Americans believe that the U.S. healthcare system is the best in the world. Despite countless reports that ranks the U.S. near the bottom of modern countries
With the wellbeing of patients at stake, many within the healthcare community have argued that there should be a mandatory retirement age for physicians.