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.
Many health care providers are hesitant to apologize to patients after medical errors, but Kate McLean, an obstetrician-gynecologist, writes in the HuffPost's "HuffPostPersonal" that apologizing to a patient after she made a nearly fatal mistake during surgery "allowed [her] to connect in a way that actually made [her] better at [her] job."
October 21, 2019
Drugmakers and medical device makers paid more than 700 physicians at least $1 million each in the past four years, according to an analysis of CMS' Open Payments database released by ProPublica last week.
October 18, 2019
Modern Healthcare has released its 33rd annual list of "Emerging Leaders" (formerly called "Up & Comers"), recognizing young health care leaders who are making a big difference in the industry.
Companies such as CirrusMD, 98point6, and K Health provide care to patients quickly via text message, but while these services are growing in popularity, some experts worry that the practice could lead to lower-quality care and overprescribing.
In a viral Facebook post, nurse Amanda Bitz explains that people who are on the fence about the flu vaccination should get the shot "not ... for you," but "for those around you" who have diseases and conditions that might make them more susceptible to the virus.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
October 17, 2019
Federal spending would increase by up to $34 trillion over a decade if the United States implemented Democrat-backed proposals to expand the Affordable Care Act's subsidies, create a public health insurance option, or establish a single-payer health care system, according to a new report.
Sutter Health has reached an undisclosed preliminary agreement to settle allegations of antitrust behavior brought by self-funded employers and joined by California's Office of the Attorney General (AG), the state AGs office announced yesterday.
Ancestry, the genealogy-focused genetics testing company, this week announced two new products that will provide consumers with health information based on DNA test results—a move that places the company "in direct competition with 23andMe."
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