Healthcare News & Insights

Walmart announces big benefit changes in 2020: What this means for hospitals

Retail giant Walmart may draw in customers looking for value, but employees are about to see a jump in the value of their benefits in 2020 as the company steps up to lead corporate healthcare innovation. And its offerings may make it a major competitor for hospitals and health systems.

Data breaches: Researchers advocate for sharing what, not just how much, is leaked

Researchers are urging hospitals to not just tally the number of patients exposed in the event of a data breach, but reveal the types of data exposed to both better understand consequences and create better security practices. 

Managed care: High-cost patients have other needs not being met

Social determinants of health are interfering with the efficiency and cost savings of managed care, according to a government watchdog’s report. 

First information-blocking fine levied on Florida hospital

A Florida hospital was hit this month with the first fine by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for information blocking after it took too long to fulfill a patient’s record request. 

Instead of saving them, one man ruined 18 at-risk rural hospitals

Rural, for-profit hospitals are closing at an alarming rate — in part because of the combination of lower incomes and fewer insured people, which makes it difficult for at-risk hospitals to cover their fixed costs. 

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