As part of a deal to acquire with Houston's St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives will contribute more than $1 billion to create a foundation that will serve the area's underserved population. >>>
A coalition of healthcare provider groups, drug and device manufacturers, health insurers, and patient advocates have signed a letter to Congress urging repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. >>>
Acute Care of the Elderly teams that target the complex needs of frail, elderly patients can result in fewer adverse events and shorter lengths of stay, researchers find. >>>
Collectively, four Ohio-based health systems report that they have saved nearly $700,000 in the roughly four months since launching a purchasing collaborative, including $250,000 on physician preference items. >>>
Wrong site surgeries and medication mishaps get more attention, but diagnostic errors are a larger, deadlier, and costlier problem, for patients and healthcare providers, Johns Hopkins researchers say. >>>
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is counting on physicians to offer insights into complaints about the da Vinci robot, which is under scrutiny in lawsuits and medical board reviews as never before. >>>
Philip Fasano, CIO and executive vice president of Kaiser Permanente, discusses the rise of consumerism and what it means to providers, why cloud computing isn't quite ready for the demands of healthcare, and the current state of data security. >>>
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