Hospital acquisitions may have a negative impact on the quality of patient care, according to new findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study results may help answer the question of how mergers and acquisitions impact patients and quality of care.
President Trump signed the latest $1.4 trillion spending bills into law to fund the government and simultaneously gutted three taxes related to the Affordable Care Act: the health insurance tax, Cadillac tax and medical device tax.
Novartis may give away a new drug with a price tag above $2 million for free to some patients using a lottery-style program. The drug, Zolgensma, is a cure for a deadly inherited disease, spinal muscular atrophy, and the world’s most expensive drug.
Partners Healthcare, an integrated healthcare system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, has launched a five-year, $100 million digital health initiative to provide a number of new services for patients and boost digital innovation.
Vermont is ranked as the nation’s healthiest state, according to UnitedHealth Group, which released its annual population health rankings. Mississippi trails the country as the least healthy state in the nation.