Trump’s Health Secretary Nominee Sought Special Treatment For Industry Donors

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 30: U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) speaks at the Brookings Institution November 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. President-elect Donald More...

Medicare spending $9B on hepatitis C drugs

Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That’s raising insurance More...

CMS launches drug spending dashboard amid mounting tension on costs

More Medicare beneficiaries were prescribed AstraZeneca’s cholesterol drug Crestor than any other prescription medication last year, but the government spent 20% more on More...

Graphic warnings on cigarette packets ‘help smokers consider health risks’

With 2016 just around the corner, many individuals will be gearing up to take on one of the most challenging New Year’s resolutions: to quit smoking. But a new study suggests More...

FDA approves Zurampic to treat high blood uric acid levels associated with gout

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zurampic (lesinurad) to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) associated with gout, when used in combination More...

Union Activity Increasing at Philadelphia area Hospitals

Four hundred sixty registered nurses at Philadelphia-based St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children voted Feb. 10 to More...

Where in the U.S. do RNs earn the highest pay?

Registered nurses earn the highest salaries in the western region of the country, according to the Medscape More...

Lancaster Regional says referral management driving better population health

Healthcare IT News — Lancaster Regional Medical Center said it has seen big drops in readmissions...

Researchers see promising results in treating age-related decline in muscle mass and power

A proof-of-concept, phase 2 trial by an international research team has found promising results for a...

Graphic warnings on cigarette packets ‘help smokers consider health risks’

With 2016 just around the corner, many individuals will be gearing up to take on one...

Trauma team members face risk of ‘compassion fatigue’ and burnout

Trauma team members are at risk of compassion fatigue and burnout syndrome, as supported by the new research More...

Cleveland Pressures Hospitals To Keep ERs Open To All Ambulances

When East Cleveland’s emergency medical squad gets called to treat a man with a severe nosebleed, it’s a pretty run-of-the-mill case. The..

ER Doctors Say Federal Rules Could Raise Patients’ Out-Of-Network Bills

Two professional organizations representing emergency doctors warn that a new federal rule could lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for consumers when..

Some ACOs Save Money By Adding Dentists

A handful of accountable care organizations are experimenting with dental care and find it reduces ER visits. More...

Accountable Care Enrollees to Triple by 2020

National Center for Policy Analysis — David Muhlestein of Leavitt Partners predicts that the number of patients enrolled in Accountable Care..

The Uber strategy in healthcare — Can it work with ACOs?

Uber and/or accountable care organizations? Becker’s Hospital Review — “In most cases, pursuing population health strategy can be complimentary to the consumer-oriented healthcare..

Parents, family members can help docs spot medical errors

Unfortunately, errors happen. Knowing how to recognize them ASAP is essential to preventing unnecessary patient harm. Regarding young patients, providers can..

Trump’s Health Secretary Nominee Sought Special Treatment For Industry Donors

Rep. Tom Price, the physician and Georgia Republican tapped for the nation’s leading health care job, has long criticized federal spending..

Nurses feel stressed & bullied: Here’s how to stop it

Healthcare Business & Tech — Bad news: Many of your hospital’s nurses are likely feeling stressed and bullied during their shifts...
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