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June 30, 2014
Hospitals turning to data brokers for patient information
UT hospitals try the unthinkable: Get a grip on costs
Without Medicaid expansion, financial future bleakens for safety net hospitals like UVa
UPMC, Highmark settle bitter standoff
New script for healthcare: Choices expanding beyond hospitals
Study: CA Desert Healthcare District residents worse off
Opinion: WA Health exchange transparency coming, access next
Tale of two healthcare websites: MN presses on; MD moves on
How to compare healthcare systems
Anne Wojcicki's quest for better healthcare
June 27, 2014
US healthcare profit outlook brightens on Obamacare, drug prices
Decline in healthcare spending drives hospitals down
HHS sets enrollment rules for year two of Obamacare
Veterans Affairs turns to HCA exec for help
MA senate approves bill limiting nurse-to-patient ratio
Salesforce takes its cloud model to healthcare
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation makes major changes in health funding
Opinion: Electronic health records—First, do no harm?
Here's why being a doctor rocks
Healthcare system needs to prepare for global warming
June 26, 2014
Healthcare spending falls despite Obamacare enrollments
Medicare: Predictive analytics working to fight fraud
Shortage of saline solution has hospitals on edge
Free the data: Goals for meaningful use stage 3
How hospitals will use consumer data
Penalizing hospitals for being unsafe: Why adverse events are a big problem
Hospital networks are leaking data, leaving critical devices vulnerable
WellSpan warns that patient information may have been downloaded accidentally
Crittenden voters pass measure to save hospital
Opinion: Heart of the matter -- treating the disease instead of the person
June 25, 2014
House, Senate begin compromise talks on vets healthcare bill
Hospital employee alleges ongoing cover-up at Phoenix VA hospital
AG deal with Partners Health filed in court: Restricts growth, costs
IN hospital system agrees to pay federal fine
MI lobbyists, hospitals oppose efforts to pass infection reporting laws
VT to assess insurer reimbursements to independent physicians
15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme
Orlando Health decides against possible merger
MT to notify 1.3 million people of health dept. hacking incident
At acute care hospitals, recovery is rare, but comfort is not
June 24, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies accuse hospitals of misusing discounts
HHS moves to shore up Healthcare.gov
Parkview to pay $800,000 records fine
Obamacare impact on emergency rooms unclear
A reminder that not everyone loves more transparency for healthcare prices
LSU hospital closure ruled unconstitutional
VT to hire analyst for single-payer design
Bigger health companies: Good for Medicare, maybe not for others
Building GA's primary care workforce
MA nurses union airs ad that attacks hospital chief executives
June 23, 2014
IL hospitals facing Medicare penalties over infection rates
Medicare billing outliers often have disciplinary problems, too
IU Health's Methodist, University hospitals plan merger
Should Metro Detroit hospitals be required to report HAIs?
MA paying $35M to end healthcare website contract
Opinion: Virginia's governor claims he can expand Medicaid on his own say-so
Medicaid expansion key healthcare issue in WI governor's race
Fletcher Allen Health Care to change its name
Breaking down barriers to healthcare
Ryan Seacrest to open studio at Children's Hospital Colorado
June 20, 2014
Report: Ways and Means subpoenaed in Medicare leak probe
More than half of Obamacare customers lacked coverage
Senators offer bill to ease readmission penalties on some hospitals
First survey of public, commercial ACOs finds majority are physician-led
Johns Hopkins wages compare poorly to other top US hospitals, union says
Can claims data crack the healthcare cost riddle?
Analytics help patients follow doctors' orders
Some paramedics doing less transport, more treatment at scene
Consumer group urges hospitals to end mass screenings
Opinion: How to deal with doctors who get drunk and high on the job
June 19, 2014
Prosecuters gathering evidence for grand jury in CMS leak case
Government pays 76% of premium under health law
GAO calls for more oversight of managed care
Former HHS exec launches ACO for independent physicians
Enroll America pushes ahead to second enrollment period
5 states announce prescription-data collaboration
Google Glass gains momentum in healthcare
Ellis Medicine, St. Peter's Health Partners announce formation of alliance
Parkland performance plan centers on measurable improvements
How your state rates in terms of long-term care
June 18, 2014
White House asks healthcare experts for help in picking VA head
Insurers push back against growing cost of cancer treatments
Alexian, Adventist hospital systems pursuing partnership
LSU hospitals financing plan questioned
Hospital salary initiative falls short in CA
ID justices order hospital to pay $52M in suit
Shands agrees to pay $3.25 million to settle second part of whistleblower case
Tacoma hospital system releases executive salary data
NJ hospital to offer veterans priority
Opinion: Why hiring more doctors to treat veterans isn't going to be easy
June 17, 2014
Healthcare orgs prep for increased audits
US healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations
Most people satisfied with healthcare system
Surgeon's $2.8 million tops in pay at OH's nonprofit hospitals
Allegiance Health joins growing list of MI hospitals partnering with BCBSM on value-based payments
Syracuse hospital passes follow-up inspection in wake of patient butt-slapping complaint
Maryland doctor's sex assault case spurs talk of background checks
Power to the health data geeks
LICH saga almost over, without a hospital
Hospital uses executive bonus money to give its workers a raise
June 16, 2014
Bill could double VA health-care spending
Poor Health: Poverty and scarce medical resources in U.S. cities
Thousands to be questioned on eligibility for health insurance subsidies
TX probes Dallas hospital for patient abuse
IN hospital works toward financial viability
U of M to benefit from $300M plan to boost cancer research in FL
CA hospital leaders to explore a stand-alone emergency room
IA seeing steady increase in doctors
Dartmouth-Hitchcock to launch 'virtual clinic'
St. Charles among few Oregon hospitals that pay directors
June 13, 2014
More insurers joining Obamacare
Obamacare health spending surge? Not so fast
Senate health plan for veterans costs may top $35 billion
Some costly hospital complications not tracked by Medicare, analysis finds
Medicare wades through backlog of disputed claims
Outside the VA, waits for doctors can vary widely
Costs of cancer don't end for survivors
Shands to pay $3.25M in whistleblower settlement
The 10 cities with the highest-rated doctors
When a stressful hospital stay makes patients sick
June 12, 2014
Insurers will propose changes to Obama health law
FBI begins criminal inquiry in VA scandal
Aetna CEO says 2015 Obamacare rates to rise less than 20%
Healthcare fee structure: Changes ahead
US healthcare data points to much weaker first-quarter GDP
Maryland hospitals to get less money for uninsured patients
Medicare patients must beware 'observation' status in hospitals
Congress takes step to extend children's healthcare program
Study: Health law boosts hospital psych care for young adults
For cancer specialists, disease can make them better doctors
June 11, 2014
Medicare Advantage lobbying machine steamrolls Congress
With more veterans needing healthcare, what will the cost be?
UPMC 'moves' Hillman for chemotherapy savings
Coalition opposes MA pact with Partners Health
Fletcher Allen revises charity care policy
Harris Health System (TX) hospital leader is out
Senate bill hikes funding for medical research, fraud prevention
MA inches toward health insurance for all
Will computers replace doctors?
Seattle doctor suspended for sexting during surgery
June 10, 2014
VA audit finds 100,000 veterans facing long wait for healthcare
Doctors pick new chief for AMA
Cleveland Clinic signs deal to buy minority stake in Akron General
More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare
Secretive reviews target 30 Medicare Advantage plans
In Oregon, end of life orders help people avoid the ICU
IN doctors want to improve state drug-tracking system
Suit says Pacific Health Corp. hospital conspired to fill beds
Revolving doors at hospitals
Killing a patient to save his life
June 9, 2014
The healthcare industry is pushing patients to help themselves
MI's Obamacare wrinkle: 'Personal responsibility'
Las Vegas tries new tactic to improve city's notorious healthcare
Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove withdraws from running to head VA
Hospitals put pharmacists in the ER to cut medication errors
Healthcare interpreters becoming vital part of medical team
LA hospitals expand operating agreement
Demand for healthcare spikes as veterans' ranks fall
The worst available care
Opinion: More healthcare is better healthcare—Medical myth or reality?
June 6, 2014
Senate confirms Sylvia Mathews Burwell as new secretary of HHS
Administration overhauls federal healthcare website
CBO: Millions will dodge Obamacare fines
Uninsured rate holds at record low in survey
What's a surgeon's role in an ACO? Not much so far, survey says
Compromise reached on Veterans healthcare legislation
Opinion: Medicare Advantage claims should be available for research
Worker fatigue cause of healthcare mistakes, study finds
New AZ state website provides hospital cost comparisons
Healthcare's big challenge: How to measure value
June 5, 2014
US says 2.2 million Obamacare enrollees have data problems
US Senate clears way for Burwell's health secretary confirmation
CBO throws in the towel on scoring Obamacare
Health plans had big premium hikes before Obamacare
UnitedHealth raises dividend by 34%
Survey: MA hospital nurses overburdened
FL Supreme Court considers retroactive medical malpractice cap
Single dose of antibiotic found effective in quelling MRSA
Opinion: Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls
Doctors hesitate to ask heart patients about end-of-life plans
June 4, 2014
Feds overpaid $70B to Medicare Advantage
Obama said to weigh Cleveland Clinic chief for VA post
Drug diversion in hospitals exposes patients to infection
HHS offering $300M to community health centers
The health data revolution enters an awkward adolescence
Hospitals look to urgent care ventures to boost presence, referrals
Securing mobile healthcare devices: Best practices
L.A. doctor charged with $33 million Medicare fraud
Fewer infections overall at MA hospitals but problems remain
Survey: Patients prefer doctors who offer email communication
June 3, 2014
Medicare charges vary by hospital, report finds
GAO report finds self-referring doctors may be driving up healthcare costs
Ban lifted on Medicare coverage for sex change surgery
Medicare could save billions by scrapping random drug plan assignment
Surge reported in sales of healthcare plans
Maryland hospitals and doctors are facing opposing financial incentives
The movement for patient access to doctors' notes is growing
Doctors may get paid for end-of-life planning
Integration engines tackle healthcare's lack of standards
When doctors need advice, it might not come from a fellow human
June 2, 2014
Obamacare prompts states to revisit their healthcare rules
Rising drug prices trigger civil war
Study questions need for employer healthcare requirement
In CA, healthcare law extends coverage to former inmates
In rural ME, dearth of doctors is a growing crisis
Screwed-up bonus payments are at the heart of the VA scandal
Stanford Hospital, ValleyCare Health System explore merger
PA man accused in theft of human skin from hospital
Paramedics branch into home care
Opinion: Can healthcare and tech work together?