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Healthcare BPO sector in India facing competition from U.S. and Philippines

September 14, 2015

Players engaged in business process outsourcing (BPO) in healthcare sector in India are facing stiff competition from their Filipino counterparts, according to a recent joint study.

Is Healthcare Googles Next Big Business After Search? This Investment Bank Thinks So.

September 14, 2015

Health is a big deal for Google. Two of its Alphabet companies are devoted to it. One of them, Life Sciences, recently named diabetes as its inaugural area of focus with other widespread diseases to come. Google’s co-founders (and Alphabet chiefs) are obsessed with massive, intractable medical problems.

Another Healthcare Insurer, Excellus BCBS, Hit With Mega-Breach

September 11, 2015

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield and parent company Lifetime Healthcare Companies join ranks of Anthem and Premera after breach that may have exposed more than 10 million patient records.

Politicians, Healthcare leaders spar over extent of ACA-era competition

September 11, 2015

The Affordable Care Act is a law, and consolidation is increasing throughout healthcare. Those were roughly the only two points that House politicians and healthcare witnesses agreed on Thursday.

Global Healthcare groups go the acquisition way to tap Indian market

September 11, 2015

For nearly two years, Parkway Pantai has delayed the opening of its 450-bed India hospital, the Singapore-based medical firm's bid to cash in on one of Asia's fastest growing private healthcare markets, as it waited for the necessary permits.

4 vital elements in a robust Healthcare IT security strategy

September 11, 2015

Your sensitive health information is worth 10 times more to hackers than your credit card on the black market, reported Reuters in 2014. According to a new KPMG cybersecurity report (PDF), 81% of healthcare executives surveyed said that their IT security has been compromised at least once in the past two years. Despite the regulatory and legal consequences of a data breach, the authors of KPMG's report argued that the healthcare industry is behind others when it comes to cyberattack readiness and security technology capabilities.

NHRC to start probe into public, private Healthcare providers

September 10, 2015

The National Human Rights Commission is undertaking a national-level enquiry into people’s rights violations in public and private healthcare providers across India.

LA City union leaders celebrate Health care win for employees in new contract

September 10, 2015

Los Angeles City Hall union leaders are celebrating a major victory in their fight with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti over who should pay for health care costs.

Strangled by red tape: How to fix India’s broken Healthcare system without spending big money

September 10, 2015

India’s infant mortality and maternal mortality rates are worse than in sub-Saharan Africa. Every 10 minutes a young woman dies during childbirth. Three lakh children die the day they are born and 1.2 million die before celebrating their first birthday.

NHRC to start public hearing against private Healthcare providers too

September 09, 2015

Five years ago, Shreya Nimarkar (43), underwent hysterectomy at a private suburban hospital when doctors accidentally damaged her ureter. The urine leaked inside her own body damaging both her kidneys. What followed was a painful nine-hour surgery of intestine reduction to prevent further spread of infection. In the last three years, she has approached the Maharashtra Medical Council, filed a complaint with the consumer court and approached local police authorities. 

5 Companies Greening Healthcare With Telehealth Services

September 09, 2015

I do not usually cover healthcare, but as someone who now lives 40 minutes away from my primary care physician, I got interested in how companies are working to increase remote access to healthcare (while decreasing the carbon footprint of our healthcare system).

Health Care Sector Still Riding Obamacare Momentum

September 09, 2015

Medical services stocks have been among the better performers in the market since 2014.

Goldman Sachs Names Six Healthcare Takeout Targets

September 09, 2015

It’s been the busiest year on record for healthcare deals, with the value of transactions up by more than 75% so far. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. thinks it knows who the next takeover targets could be.

Can Your Boss Tell Your Spouse Tough Luck on Healthcare?

September 08, 2015

After five years training to be a GP following graduation from medical school at Trinity College Dublin in 2003, Aifric Boylan spent another five working as a GP in practices in Kildare and Meath.

United Methodist Church Employees Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs to Increase Due to Obamacare

September 08, 2015

The United Methodist Church will soon implement changes to its employee insurance coverage that will increase out-of-pocket expenses due to the Affordable Care Act.

Four Healthcare Questions For The GOP Presidential Contenders

September 08, 2015

The U.S. healthcare system is a mess. Premiums and deductibles are soaring. Consumers have fewer choices when it comes to doctors and hospitals. And the United States could be short 90,000 physicians within a decade.

Group rallies against Walker Health care plan

September 07, 2015

Opponents of a national health care plan unveiled last month by Gov. Scott Walker took their message to Hudson last week.

Balance of Power: Healthcare hurdles ahead

September 07, 2015

Heading into year three of the Affordable Care Act individual mandate, more than 93 percent of Coloradans now have health insurance.

Philips aims to take healthcare from Hospitals into homes

September 07, 2015

Philips Electronics will emerge from its radical transition away from the lighting industry as a more profitable company focused on consumer healthcare, the head of the group's Personal Health business told Reuters.

Local hospitals chip in $1.2 billion for Hidalgo County Healthcare programs

September 07, 2015

Hidalgo County commissioners held a public hearing this past week to review and approve the annual local hospital payments that total $1.2 billion to help pay for local healthcare programs. The debate about curbing tax increases to create a possible ‘healthcare district’ is heated – but all the local hospitals have been quietly paying millions each year since 2013 to help the county leverage matching federal funding for uncompensated care.


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