Healthcare News & Insights

Partnership with carrier improves patient outcomes

Collaboration to improve patient outcomes is becoming the norm for hospitals. Some hospitals have even forged partnerships with an unlikely source – private insurance carriers.

Hospital faces penalty for denying sign language interpreter to patient

Its failure to provide sign language interpreters for a deaf patient and his hard of hearing family members will cost one hospital.

$1M+ embezzlement nets accountant jail time

A hospital accountant is headed to jail after embezzling more than $1 million from her employer’s accounts.

AMA study: Most cities lack competitive insurance markets

Most people live in areas without a competitive market for health insurance.

Top 10 U.S. health systems — is yours on the list?

Is your hospital part of the Top 10 health care systems in the U.S.? Read on to find out.

‘It was just a splinter!’ Did hospital overreact to Facebook photo?

Have hospitals gone too far to protect “sensitive” information when even a simple procedure and a photo on Facebook are all it takes to get a number of  employees reprimanded for bad behavior? 

Nurse fired for HIPAA violation after discussing cop-killer patient: Was it fair?

Even an off-the-cuff venting session online can result in a HIPAA violation and firing if health providers aren’t careful about what they do — or don’t — say.

Doctor sued for misdiagnosing pediatric epilepsy patients

Everyone’s looking to make a little more scratch these days. Misdiagnosing and over-treating children isn’t the best way to do it.

Uninsured woman shoots self in arm to get medical care

Desperate patients may try many things to get relief from nagging injuries. Shooting themselves usually isn’t one of them.

High health care costs hurt both insured and uninsured

A new report indicates it’s not just the uninsured who are delaying medical care due to cost concerns.