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$1.5B DMC deal close set for Friday
On Friday, the Detroit Medical Center should be part of the Vanguard Health Systems, capping months of work and a...
IL doctor records taken offline
Illinois once provided the public with detailed histories of the state's doctors — including whether the...
Hospital monopolies ruin MRI bill as Sutter gets price it wants
After Mark Logsdon tore a ligament in his knee skiing at Lake Tahoe in March, he returned home to suburban Sacramento...
MO reverses policy that removed older data on hospital infections
Missouri will start publishing past years of data about hospital infection rates on its website, the state's top health...
'We're the ones who are in there. Our lives are entrusted to them'
Nevada State Sen. Shirley Breeden understands the patient suffering caused by hospital-acquired infections. While she...
CA sets rates for new high-risk plan
One of the first new programs in the Obama administration’s massive health care overhaul will start next month in...
NY attorney general probes healthcare credit card practices
The state Attorney General's office has issued subpoenas to 10 healthcare providers statewide, including two with...
Bringing comparison shopping to the doctor's office
Even if a patient does want to comparison-shop for healthcare, there is no easy way to obtain complete and useful...
Commentary: Don't even bother with Web-based doc-rating systems
Although the Web is awash with sites eager to give consumers information regarding physicians, online doctor rating...
Word of mouth and physician referrals still drive healthcare provider choice
Despite transparency initiatives and pushes for greater healthcare consumerism, most patients still rely on word of...