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  • PITTSBURGH— A transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection during a recent stay at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has died, making him the fifth patient with such an infection to die at the health system's facilities since 2014.. Dan Krieg, 56, died Saturday at UPMC Montefiore amid an ongoing federal investigation into mold cases at UPMC...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Federal auditors have found that New Jersey has done a poor job of overseeing a company that provides non-emergency medical transportation for Medicaid patients in the state. New Jersey regulators denied several of the audit's claims. The review was conducted by the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

  • SHANGHAI, July 9- China is kicking off a year-long campaign this month to stamp out persistent violence in its overcrowded hospitals by angry patients targeting medical staff, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday. Healthcare is a flashpoint for many people in China, who have long faced issues from ticket touts illegally trading appointment tickets,...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Doctors and hospitals in the United States received $7.52 billion in payments and ownership and investment interests from the makers of drugs and medical devices in 2015, according to data released by a government health agency. The program reported $2.6 billion in general payments, $3.89 billion in research payments and $1.02 billion of...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Doctors and hospitals in the United States received $7.52 billion in payments and ownership and investment interests from the makers of drugs and medical devices in 2015, according to data released by a government health agency. The program reported $2.6 billion in general payments, $3.89 billion in research payments and $1.02 billion of...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Doctors and hospitals in the United States received $7.52 billion in payments and ownership and investment interests from the makers of drugs and medical devices in 2015, according to data released by a government health agency. The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services said in its open payments report, which is mandated by the "Sunshine Act,"...

  • June 28- Healthcare services provider McKesson Corp said it would combine most of its information technology business with Change Healthcare Holdings Inc to form a new company with combined pro forma annual revenue of $3.4 billion. Change Healthcare, a provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services, will contribute...

  • June 28- Healthcare services provider McKesson Corp said it would combine most of its information technology business with Change Healthcare Holdings Inc to form a new company with combined pro forma annual revenue of $3.4 billion. Change Healthcare, a provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services, will contribute...

  • Change Healthcare, a provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services, will contribute all of its businesses to the new company, with the exception of its pharmacy switch and prescription routing business. Tennessee- based Change Healthcare is currently majority owned by Blackstone Group LP. McKesson and Change...

  • June 28- Healthcare services provider McKesson Corp said it would combine most of its technology solutions business with Change Healthcare Holdings Inc to form a new company with pro forma combined annual revenue of $3.4 billion. Change Healthcare, a provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services, will contribute...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • China E-Healthcare

    Around 150 million people in China were relying on some form of mobile healthcare applications in 2015, says China market Research's Benjamin Cavender.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed some limits on the kind of fraud claims that can be brought against federal contractors in a case involving a suit against one of America's largest hospital operators over a woman's death at one of its facilities. Roy Englert, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania- based Universal Health Services' lawyer, said...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed some limits on the kind of fraud claims that can be brought against federal contractors in a case involving a suit against hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc over a woman's death at one of its facilities. The company wanted the Supreme Court to disallow these kinds of lawsuits...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out an appeals court ruling that went against hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc over whether it has to face a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding the government in a case arising from a Massachusetts woman's death at a mental health facility. As part of the 8-0 decision, the high court sent...

  • June 15- Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc and AmSurg Corp have agreed to an all-stock merger that would create a healthcare service provider with a proforma market value of about $10 billion, the companies said on Wednesday. The merged entity, called Envision Healthcare Corp, would offer services from pre-hospital care to acute, post-acute and outpatient...

  • June 15- Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc and AmSurg Corp said they would merge in an all-stock deal to create a healthcare service provider with a proforma market value of about $10 billion. The merged entity, to be named Envision Healthcare Corp, will cover a basket of services from pre-hospital care to acute, post-acute and outpatient care.

  • June 15- Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc and AmSurg Corp said they would merge in an all-stock deal to create a healthcare service provider with a proforma market value of about $10 billion. Envision shares fell 6.4 percent to $25.75 in extended trading, while AmSurg's stock rose 1.6 percent to $78.73. AmSurg Chief Executive Christopher Holden will lead the...

  • UnitedHealthcare to pay for kidney donors' travel expenses

    The nation's largest insurer will fund travel and lodging expenses of people who are donating kidneys to customers of UnitedHealthcare.