Researchers and a journalist were able to re-identify, without much fuss, the de-identified medical records of scores of patients, thought to have been protected by HIPAA. Here's how they did it. >>>
Hospitals that fail to stamp out verbal abuse among RNs and those that demand 12-hour shifts risk losing valuable employees to other organizations where working conditions are more favorable. >>>
Make-or-break decisions about the future face financial executives from independent hospitals—insight from the HFMA ANI conference. >>>
In two reports examining the status of health insurance exchanges, the U.S. Government Accountability Office raises concerns that "much remains to be accomplished" by the Oct. 1 enrollment date. >>>
A Senate bill introduced Tuesday would make Medicare claims and payment data available to the public in a searchable database that would be free to use. >>>
Errors in patient care, attributed to electronic health record systems used in emergency departments, are "incredibly common," says a researcher. But vendor contracts prevent physicians from speaking publicly about problems with the systems. >>>
The deal to buy Vanguard will expand Tenet's footprint to 30 markets across 16 states. Charlie Martin, Vanguard's founder, chairman, and CEO, will join Tenet's board of directors, and Keith Pitts, Vanguard's vice chairman, will serve Tenet as vice chairman. >>>
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