In a research experiment, an automated phone system and pharmacists' follow-up calls identify and catch adverse drug events in patients. One observer says the system is "highly promising," but not yet ready for widespread implementation. >>>
Only 11 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws or issued regulations to implement the health insurance market reforms mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The deadline is just 11 months away. >>>
In an interview, the top official at the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services discusses the benefits and challenges of implementing a health insurance exchange with the federal government as a partner. >>>
Prime Healthcare Services has announced two separate acquisitions of financially troubled hospitals in New Jersey and Kansas. Tenet signed a joint venture with John Muir Health in California. >>>
Payment models introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are intended to drive efficiency in the care of Medicare patients by bundling episodes of care and may vary with each hospital's negotiated contract. >>>
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