NEW YORK, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A leading quality rating for the nation’s hospitals appears not to adequately account for the risks of undergoing certain procedures at certain hospitals, particularly joint replacement surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study, reported in the […]

Seasonal flu has been widespread in 2018, impacting millions of people across the country. It has been an especially challenging season, with high rates of hospitalization for both influenza and its complications, which include pneumonia and the exacerbation of chronic conditions such as asthma and congestive heart failure. Many schools have closed in an attempt to control the spread of the illness and doctor’s offices are packed with patients seeking diagnosis and antiviral treatment.

Theranos reportedly failed to notify patients in Arizona about potentially deficient diabetes tests.

Healthcare spending in the United States will likely grow by an average 5.8 percent per year over the next decade according to updated projections from the federal government.

U.S. federal health regulators have proposed banning Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes from the blood-testing business for at least two years after determining that the company failed to fix deficiencies at its California laboratory, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) said in letter dated March 18 that […]

What are key trends in the transparency compliance landscape? And, how are life sciences manufacturers tackling growing requirements

Even experienced pharma marketers who may have years of developing marketing and communication strategies for hospitals and/or vertically integrated systems might not fully understand and appreciate the critical needs and differentiators of inpatient physicians. With the way this increasingly important channel has quickly evolved, driven by healthcare reform and the value-based reimbursement environment, how can they not only keep up but get out ahead of the needs and solutions this market requires? How will they learn what they need to know to position their products for success? The answer is by listening and partnering.

Drug and medical-device makers paid $6.49 billion to U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals during 2014, according to the federal government’s first full-year accounting of the breadth of industry financial ties with medical providers. The tally comprises company payments to more than 600,000 doctors and 1,100 hospitals for services such as consulting, research and promotional speeches […]