Healthcare News & Insights

Another use for electronic records: Marketing data

Much has been said about how electric health data can help hospitals improve their care. But there’s  another area in which it might also be beneficial: 

Survey: Health IT improving doctors’ confidence

Doctors at small and mid-size practices are more confident in their financial future than they were a year ago, in part because health IT has helped increase efficiency, according to a new survey. 

Dead patient’s family sued for $9.2M hospital stay

A woman’s estate has been sued for a likely record-setting $9.2 million to cover her treatment. Problem is, she left no money.

Do hospital CEOs make too much?

There’s been angry reaction to the recent revelation that three public hospital CEOs are among the highest paid public employees in California. Is the pay — or the anger — justified?

Is there really more $$ at independent practices?

A new survey says independently owned practices bring in nearly 50% more revenue per doctor than hospital-owned practices.

Hospital CFO faces 90 years in jail over missing grant money

A messy money-laundering operation has been uncovered in Florida, and a local hospital is at the heart of it.

Study: Defensive medicine costs less than thought

Health reform passes: Winners, losers and what to expect next

The health care reform bill finally passed, and while no one may be completely happy with it, it brings some definite good news for the industry.

Not-for-profit hospitals face new threat from states

Cash-strapped states and local governments are turning to non-profit organizations for more revenue. Many hospitals and health centers could take the brunt of it.