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Chicago program takes community health approach for gun violence victims

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Bright Star Community Outreach on Chicago's South Side is using faith to help healthcare stakeholders connect with community members victimized by the trauma of gun violence.



Hospitals pressured as insurers pursue more vertical integration

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Hospitals that don't adapt could get squeezed out of the care continuum as insurers grow and direct more care to lower-cost settings, according to a new analysis from Moody's Investors Service.



Racism still a problem in healthcare's C-suite

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Despite the creation of commissions, institutes, programs and studies devoted to the cause of boosting diversity in healthcare management ranks, conscious or unconscious racism is holding back progress.



Diversity in C-suite lacking across all industries

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Healthcare isn't unique in the ongoing challenge of creating a more diverse C-suite. Across all industries, minorities continue to be underrepresented in top leadership positions.



Week ahead: House launching 'aggressive' legislative agenda on opioids

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Mandatory continuing education for providers on prescribing and managing opioids and expanding telehealth for treating opioid addicts are among the bills House policymakers will consider this week.



Q&A with ANA President Pamela Cipriano: Nurses are vulnerable to rising workplace violence

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Nearly three years ago, the American Nurses Association drew a firm line in the sand when it comes to workplace violence. The organization declared that it was taking a zero tolerance stance against violence and bullying and called on other parts of...



Injured sea turtle is thriving again with help from 3-D printing, CT scans

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

With a bit of help from CT scans at a UC San Diego Health hospital and 3-D printing, an injured sea turtle is thriving again.



Seattle TV station buys and forgives $1 million of medical debt

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

A Seattle TV station bought $1 million worth of medical debt that belonged to people in its viewing area, and the station doesn't intend to collect.



Guest Commentary: Pharmaceutical supply crisis and its costs ultimately reflect a market failure

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

As a healthcare executive long involved in supply-chain procurement for hospitals, I've been flooded with calls from hospital CEOs asking why so many of the pharmaceuticals they need to deliver care are so difficult to secure in sufficient...



Editorial: Good jobs with benefits are the next healthcare reform

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

One political party is touting skimpy health plans and Medicaid work requirements. In their view, affordable health insurance is a gift to the poor, not a right. My experience suggests it is a gift—to employers that offer substandard wages...