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Why homeopathy is 'just a big illusion'

October 28, 2019


Homeopathy has grown increasingly popular in the United States, with homeopathic remedies being sold at large retailers like Walmart and Whole Foods, but the practice is not based in accepted clinical evidence—though some say that does not mean mainstream medicine cannot learn something from it.

The 5 keys to value-based care, according to Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison

October 28, 2019


As the health care industry moves toward value-based payment models, Intermountain Healthcare President and CEO Marc Harrison writing in Harvard Business Review offers his five principles to implementing a successful value-based care program.

CMS delays new primary care, kidney care value-based payment models

October 28, 2019


CMS on Thursday announced it is delaying the start of several new voluntary value-based payment models, but it continued to encourage Medicare providers to apply to participate in the payment models.

These 10 innovations will 'transform health care' in 2020, according to Cleveland Clinic

October 25, 2019


Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday released its annual list of the top 10 medical innovations the health system predicts will "transform health care" in 2020.

FDA recommends boxed warnings tying breast implants to cancer

October 25, 2019


FDA this week posted draft guidance recommending manufacturers include boxed warnings on breast implants after the agency found a link between certain implants and a sharp increase in cases of and deaths involving a rare cancer.

Why FTC is asking health systems, insurers for information on mergers

October 25, 2019


The Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced that it has ordered two health systems and five health insurance companies to give the agency information that will help it with an ongoing project examining the effects of certain state regulations on mergers in the industry.

The top hospitals for 16 specialties, according to Healthgrades

October 23, 2019


Healthgrades on Tuesday released its 2020 Specialty Excellence Awards, which recognize 1,007 hospitals that rank in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for at least one of 16 specialty areas Healthgrades evaluated.

Why providers' hiring practices are 'outdated,' according to Harvard Business Review

October 23, 2019


As the health care industry shifts towards value-based payments, it has become increasingly clear that the industry needs to do a better job of "generating outcomes that matter to patients," but current hiring practices can hinder health care organizations from achieving those goals, Elena Butler and Shreya Kangovi write for Harvard Business Review.

Why some Native American tribes are breaking with Indian Health Service

October 22, 2019


A growing number of Native American tribes are taking control of troubled government-run hospitals in an effort to improve care for their communities, but some are finding the turnaround is both slow and costly.

Sanofi pulls Zantac off the US market amid cancer concerns

October 22, 2019


French drugmaker Sanofi last week announced that it is recalling the common heartburn drug Zantac in the United States and Canada as a "precautionary measure," after U.S. and European health regulators linked the drug to a probable cancer-causing impurity.

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