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Walmart Introduces Healthcare ‘Super Centers’

Health Centers

June 24, 2020

Walmart Introduces Healthcare ‘Super Centers’

Walmart plans to open additional Walmart Health Centers, similar to the flagship health center in

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Hospital Credit Lines

June 22, 2020

Hospitals Seek Big Credit Lines from Wall Street

Banks are being flooded with new lines of credit requests from hospitals as they focus their

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June 21, 2020

Predictive Health Analytics: Health Tech Startup HealthIO Acquired by Milliman

Predictive health analytics has just reached a new level; Health technology startup HealthIO has

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health insurance cost

June 20, 2020

Health Insurance Premiums Could Go Up Due to Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented disruption in the U.S. health care system.

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Advocate Aurora Health

June 17, 2020

Midwest Health Giants Advocate Aurora and Beaumont Look Into Merger

Two of the biggest hospital organizations in the Midwest, Beaumont Health and Advocate Aurora

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Elective Surgeries

April 29, 2020

CMS, AHA and ACS Announce Roadmap to Restart Elective Surgeries

One of the biggest casualties of the new coronavirus has been elective surgeries.  Suspension of

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benefits brokers

April 15, 2020

[Podcast] Let’s Talk About Healthcare Benefits Brokers in America

On today’s episode, our guest is Dave Chase, Cofounder and Creator of Health Rosetta. His

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Test For COVID-19

April 06, 2020

U.S. Doctors Not Easily Able To Test For COVID-19, Survey Finds

Half of the doctors in the U.S. say they have treated at least one patient with COVID-19 symptoms,

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Medicare Telehealth

March 23, 2020

CMS Expands Telehealth Services Over Duration of Coronavirus Crisis

The federal government has announced that it is expanding Medicare telehealth coverage during the

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Public Insurance

March 17, 2020

Colorado Democrats Preview Public Insurance Option Plans

Democratic lawmakers in Colorado have unveiled a bill they hope will create a public health

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February 18, 2020

Sterigenics Accused of Funneling Cash to Avoid Lawsuit Payments

Sterigenics and its parent company, Sotera, which are being sued for polluting the air in

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X-ray lead aprons

January 28, 2020

Will Science Finally Help Solve the Problem of X-Ray Lead Aprons?

Some hospitals have now stopped draping x-ray patients with lead aprons after medical

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national suicide hotline

January 25, 2020

The Case for a 3-Digit Suicide Hotline

Experts say a proposed 3-digit suicide hotline could reduce stigma surrounding mental health and

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Bigfoot Biomedical

January 23, 2020

Bigfoot Biomedical Reels in $45 million in Series C Financing

Bigfoot Biomedical, a medical device company working on simplifying and optimizing insulin

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Teladoc Health To Buy InTouch Health

January 17, 2020

Teladoc Health To Buy InTouch Health For $600 Million

Virtual health company, Teladoc Health Inc announced that it has entered into a definitive

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lung cancer

December 20, 2019

Fewer lung cancer cases diagnosed and better survival rate, report shows

Over the last decade, the rate of new lung cancer cases diagnosed in the United States has dropped

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Medicare payments

December 11, 2019

Improper Medicare payments at lowest point since 2010, the agency says

The rate of improper Medicare payments made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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Amazon buys Health Navigator

November 18, 2019

Amazon Buys Health Navigator, Founded by Chicago ER Doctor David Thompson

Amazon continues to scale up its healthcare investments and their AI innovations. The company has

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Patient health data

November 17, 2019

New research: Are patients able to access and use their personal health data?

A recently published research article is analyzing national health data to determine whether

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October 12, 2019

Livongo signs deal with U.S. government, giving federal employees access to its digital program

Chronic care management company Livongo has made a deal with the US government which will grant

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US immigrants medical costs

October 09, 2019

Trump administration set to reject visas for US immigrants who cannot pay for medical costs

The Trump administration has announced that visa applications of those who cannot prove they can

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merck ebola vaccine

October 07, 2019

FDA granted Merck priority review for its investigational Ebola vaccine

Merck announced September 17th that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the

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robin healthcare

October 07, 2019

Robin Healthcare raises $11.5 million for its digital doctor’s assistant

Robin Healthcare, a health technology company providing a digital assistant service combining

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health data

September 26, 2019

ProPublica report: Americans’ health data is readily available online

A ProPublica report has revealed that hundreds of computer servers worldwide are so insecure that

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August 14, 2019

4 Facilities File $40m Lawsuit Against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Four drug rehabilitation centers in Michigan have sued Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBSM) for $40

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Top Hospitals in USA

August 03, 2019

Northwestern Memorial Named Among America’s Top Hospitals

Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial was ranked number 10 on the prestigious 2019-20 U.S. News &

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OSF HealthCare

July 23, 2019

OSF HealthCare and Little Company Of Mary Explore Possibility Of Merger

OSF HealthCare and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers have announced that

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quality management in healthcare

July 09, 2019

Aging population drives better quality management in healthcare, study shows

Worldwide, the population is aging, mainly because baby boomers are getting older and developing

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opioid epidemic

June 25, 2019

LSC Urges Cooperation Among Key Stakeholders In New Report On Opioid Crisis

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which created an Opioid Task Force to identify the civil

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vaccines consent

June 21, 2019

AMA Backs States Allowing ‘Mature Minors’ to Consent to Vaccinations

The American Medical Association (AMA) has voted to support state policies that allow “mature

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Healthcare costs

June 09, 2019

Healthcare costs, among top financial problems for Americans, query finds

Healthcare costs are on the top of the most important financial problems and issues list that

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June 02, 2019

UnitedHealthcare Named, Once Again, the Most Valuable Healthcare Brand

The 2019 report from Brand Finance on the top 25 healthcare brands was just published on May 22nd.

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electronic cigarettes

April 07, 2019

FDA Investigates Link Between Electronic Cigarette Use And Seizures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a possible link between electronic

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March 27, 2019

MedPAC Recommends 2.8% Increase In Hospital Base Payments

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has called on Congress to increase hospital base

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Trump Administration healthcare prices

March 14, 2019

Trump Administration Seeks Public Disclosure of Negotiated Hospital Rates With Insurance Companies

According to a recent concept put forward by the Federal Register and covered by the Wall Street

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Lyft collaboration BCBSA

February 14, 2019

Lyft Expands NEMT Collaboration With BCBSA And Humana

With an estimated 3.6 million Americans missing medical appointments annually due to lack of

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surprise medical bills

January 28, 2019

President Trump calls for drastic measures against surprise medical bills

As patients and doctors joined President Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday to share

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Walmart -CVS

January 23, 2019

Walmart, CVS Kiss And Make Up After Row Over Prescription Drug Pricing

Just days after Walmart announced it was quitting CVS’ pharmacy benefit network for

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CVS-Aetna merger

January 18, 2019

CVS-Aetna merger, hindered by the government shutdown

The long-awaited merger between CVS and Aetna faced another obstacle this week, with the

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American Hospitals

January 17, 2019

American Hospitals now Required to List Their Medical Prices Online

Hospitals in America are now required to post their list prices online as of January 1st, 2019.

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Sanford Health

January 13, 2019

Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society Finalize Merger

The medical and health insurance provider, Sanford Health and the senior care provider,

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December 23, 2018

Acquisition by Cigna of Express Scripts Confirmed

Cigna, the health payer, has confirmed that they have secured approval from the state departments

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December 20, 2018

FDA Issues Draft Guidance For Oncology Companion Diagnostics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance, the aim of which is to

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shingles vaccine

December 18, 2018

Shingles vaccine shortage sends people on pharmacy pilgrimage for Christmas

Bad news for people who want to protect themselves against the painful rash known as shingles. A

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HIPAA rules

December 09, 2018

Healthcare providers: change HIPAA rules to prevent healthcare coordination

After the Interoperability and Patient Access Rule (submitted Sept. 21), which should be revised

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November 02, 2018

FDA Approves Xofluza, First New Flu Drug in 2 Decades

A new type of flu drug is about to be introduced to the American health market. Xofluza is the

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breast cancer gel

October 31, 2018

Northwestern is Recruiting Patients to Test Breast Cancer Gel

Breast cancer patients now have a potentially safer treatment option to look forward to.

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Health Equity

October 22, 2018

Innovators: Call for Prize Winning Ways to Reduce Unequal Healthcare Access

Of the multiple factors that contribute to someone’s overall health, many are outside of the

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Nobel laureates

October 21, 2018

2018 Nobel Laureates’ Contribute to Better, More Compassionate Medicine

Principles of antique medicine say a healthy body is not enough, one must also have a sane mind.

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Rush University Medical Center

October 15, 2018

Rush University Medical Center Second Among 99 Academic Medical Centers

Rush University Medical Center ranked second, two spots higher than last year, on a national list

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OpGen And ILUM

October 13, 2018

New York State Partners OpGen And ILUM For Antimicrobial Research

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has partnered with OpGen and ILUM Health

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Medicare Advantage Plans

September 26, 2018

New Changes to Medicare Advantage Plans Could Delay Treatment for Millions of Seriously Ill Patients

A recent decision from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that allows Medicare

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doctor shortage

September 06, 2018

Doctor shortage in the US is getting worse. The American healthcare system is at risk

When deciding upon a place to live, among the important considerations besides appropriate housing

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Missouri Medicaid

September 05, 2018

Data breach at Missouri Medicaid. Some Illinois patients are impacted.

The personal information of almost 20,000 children was accidentally disclosed in a healthcare data

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health and wellness

August 17, 2018

This Week in Healthtech: Technology is Reshaping How We Exercise

Week ending 08-17-2018: reshaping the health and wellness industry with smart technology

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August 10, 2018

This Week in Healthtech: Smart Technology for Baby Boomers

Week ending 08-10-2018: tech companies are looking to expand to the senior community Smart

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AI Revolutionizes Diagnosis

July 27, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizes Diagnosis

Week Ending 07-27-2018: Funding for AI Startups advancing medical diagnosis, NIH lends support to

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