Major insurers Humana and Cigna are exploring a possible merger that could exceed $60 billion in value, and would create a company worth about $140 billion based on each companies’ respective market value as of Wednesday morning.
Escalating reimbursement delays and declining cash reserves are placing hospitals and health systems across the nation in a precarious financial predicament, according to data from Syntellis Performance Solutions’ analysis of 1,300 hospitals.
The authority for public hospitals in Hong Kong is at an advanced stage of digitization, having achieved 358 out of 400 HIMSS Digital Indicators in 2021, according to chief system manager Eric Wong.
The federal government is distributing free COVID-19 tests to schools nationwide, as part of an effort to keep students safe and schools open.
The rule of thumb is to have a human make final decisions, have software highlight when AI is involved and provide monitoring for outcomes in the workflow, says Sumit Rana, EVP of R&D reports at Epic.
Ardent Health Services has been hit with a ransomware attack that has disrupted some of its clinical and financial operations, the Tennessee-based health system reported. Ardent said it took its network offline proactively, and suspended all access to its information technology applications, including corporate servers, Epic software, internet and clinical programs.
Warren General Hospital in Pennsylvania is the latest hospital to be hit by a significant data breach, this one affecting roughly 169,000 patients. The breach was first detected on September 24, when WGH identified suspicious activity on its network. According to the hospital, it “immediately” took steps to secure its systems, subsequently launching an investigation […]
Advocate Health has announced that Brad Clark has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Friday, December 1.
The Catholic Information Convergence Institute at Catholic Medical Center in South Korea has integrated HIS data across its eight affiliated hospitals, says director In-Young Choi.
BayCare Health System, based in Clearwater, Florida, will be acquiring Gessler Clinic, a physician-owned medical group, with the former to begin operating at the Gessler Clinic locations effective December 2. BayCare is the region’s largest nonprofit healthcare provider. Gessler Clinic is a physician-owned medical group that has served the Winter Haven community since 1957. It […]