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California Counties Add Health Care For Immigrant Adults

September 25, 2015

A California county voted Tuesday to restore primary health care services to undocumented adults living in the county.

Audit finds slipshod cybersecurity at HealthCare.gov

September 25, 2015

The government stored sensitive personal information on millions of health insurance customers in a computer system with basic security flaws, according to an official audit that uncovered slipshod practices.

Clinton aims to tackle out-of-pocket Health care costs

September 24, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a series of steps on Wednesday to lessen the burden of out-of-pocket medical bills for Americans covered by President Barack Obama's health care law.

Healthcare Organizations Twice As Likely To Experience Data Theft

September 24, 2015

Healthcare institutions are twice as likely to experience data theft than other sectors, and already see 3.4 times more security incidents, according to a study released today by Raytheon and Websense.

New App to Self-Diagnose, Promote Automation in Healthcare

September 23, 2015

A doctor in the US state of Texas has created an app that he claims helps its user self-diagnose the symptoms of sickness, reduces "unnecessary" visits to a clinic and promotes automation in healthcare.

The cost of defunding Planned Parenthood: Less Healthcare for 650,000 women

September 23, 2015

Earlier Tuesday, we reported the Congressional Budget Office's estimate of the cost of blocking federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year, as the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted last week to do.

Health-Care Providers, Insurers Supersize

September 22, 2015

Five years after the Affordable Care Act helped set off a health-care merger frenzy, the pace of consolidation is accelerating, transforming the medical marketplace into a land of giants.

Everett Clinic to merge with Colorado Health care company, begin massive expansion

September 22, 2015

A Puget Sound-area physician group is merging with a massive health care company to support its expansion plans.

Investors grow more sceptical of extravagant Healthcare deals

September 21, 2015

Investors have become increasingly sceptical of high premiums being paid for blockbuster acquisitions in the healthcare sector, according to an analysis of MARKET reaction to deals.

GE Executive Says No Intent To Split Off Healthcare Businesses

September 18, 2015

General Electric Co has no intent to split off any significant parts of its healthcare business, GE's head of the unit said on Wednesday, and that "all aspects" of the $18 billion division are part of the company's portfolio.

Better Value in Health Care Requires Focusing on Outcomes

September 18, 2015

Implementing a value-based strategy is on the mind of nearly every health care organization in the U.S. It seems that every week, one or another announces a new “Center for Health Care Value” or “Center for Health Care Innovation.”  These organizations are accepting the fact that the volume-driven system is in its dying days, and that the future will demand that they deliver demonstrably better value: improved outcomes, lower costs, or both.

Rotary Club hears Piedmont plans

September 17, 2015

Vice Chairman of the Newton County Hospital Authority, Billy Fortson, told the Rotary Club of Covington Tuesday that Piedmont Healthcare System was the only one of the nine organizations looked at to merge with Newton Medical Center that fulfilled all of the local hospital’s requirements.

SSM plans to build new SLU Hospital within 5 years

September 17, 2015

SSM Health plans to spend $500 million to replace the aging Saint Louis University Hospital and build an outpatient care center within the next five years, the not-for-profit Catholic health system said Tuesday.

On the Road to Healthcare Justice

September 16, 2015

Over the past two years, activists, advocacy groups and community members have secured significant gains in the fight for increased access to healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) communities in New York and nationally.

Healthcare.gov mismanaged millions in government contracts, audit says

September 16, 2015

According to a new audit, the government employees responsible for managing $600 million in contracts to build Healthcare.gov suffered from major lapses in training and leadership.

Healthcare Asset Management Market by Product, Application , Pharmaceuticals - Global Forecast to 2020

September 15, 2015

The healthcare asset management market is expected to reach USD 29,602 million by 2020 from USD 6,700 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 34.6% during the forecast period. The primary factors contributing to the growth of the global healthcare asset management market are high concerns for patient safety, decreasing cost of hardware, technological advancements, increasing use in the pharmaceutical industry, and increasing use in hospitals to enhance staff productivity. On the other hand, technical and operational challenges coupled with privacy and ethical issues, initial investment requirements, and RFID tag accuracy concerns are the factors restraining the growth of the market.

Why hackers want your health care data most of all

September 15, 2015

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield is the latest health care company to discover a data breach, but it likely won't be the last as attackers increasingly focus on the wealth of data buried inside health records.

The comprehensive Healthcare alternative

September 15, 2015

Given the rising burden of non-communicable diseases, there is an increasing demand to build health systems that can address these concerns. However, given how large the unfinished agenda of the Millennium Development Goals is, the Indian government has chosen to stay focussed on Maternal and Child Health (MCH). But is the most effective way to deliver on the MCH goals to build an MCH-only health system, or does it need a completely different approach?

Practo acquires Insta Health to digitise Healthcare solutions across 15 countries

September 15, 2015

After its expansion into Indonesia, Practo today announced the acquisition of Insta Health Solutions for USD 12 million. Insta is a technology company that provides cloud-based hospital information management solution that powers hospitals across South East Asia, Middle East, India, and Africa.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announces $1.8 billion Health-care plan for seniors

September 14, 2015

Tom Mulcair plans to spend the week outlining his prescription to improve health care as the NDP leader announced a plan Sunday tailored for the well-being of seniors.


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