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Web Exclusive: How Will Partnership for Patients Reduce Medical Harm?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hasn't yet explained much about how it intends to track success rates...
Web Exclusive: 1 in 3 Hospitalized Patients Suffers an Adverse Event
Researchers spotlight weaknesses in medical error-detection methods, and perhaps more strikingly, find that healthcare...
Web Exclusive: CMS Needs to Come Clean on Immediate Jeopardy
There is concern among hospitals that rules governing how upcoming federal value-based purchasing regulations are not...
Web Exclusive: Dartmouth Atlas Challenges Ethics of 'Doctor-Centric' Care
The latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project reveals some troubling ethical quality and safety issues about what...
Web Exclusive: Doctors, Hospitals Should Share Blame For Recalled Medical Devices
This week's report that a whopping 80% of medical devices so dangerous that they had to be recalled had been cleared...
Democrats plan attack on Republican repeal effort
Democratic leaders in Washington plan to spend the next week doing what they all but refused to do in the 2010...
CA insurance commissioner to Blue Shield: Delay rate hike
California's new insurance commissioner called Thursday for health insurer Blue Shield of California to delay...
TennCare funding problem persists despite overhaul
Eight years ago, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen successfully campaigned on his pledge to fix TennCare or end it. Since...
Dallas-area employers unite to collect data on health benefits
Nine large North Texas employers have formed a partnership to help each other get a grip on rising health...
The New IT Landscape For Health Insurers
Periodically, a dramatic change in an industry enables chief information officers to step up and play a decisive role...