Artificial intelligence (AI) offers major new capabilities for health care—but also raises complex questions that require "well-informed and thoughtful leadership," Jennifer Geetter and Dale Van Demark, partners in the health law practice of McDermott Will & Emery, write for Hospitals & Health Networks.
Packard Children's Hospital Stanford launched an innovation center earlier this year to help get patients out of their rooms, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Kansas, and Missouri.
New CMS data show 601,462 individuals residing in the 39 states using the federal exchange selected a health plan between Nov. 1 and Nov. 4—a relatively fast pace of signups that some observers attributed to recent high-profile debate about the Affordable Care Act.
A 9-year-old boy in Europe was on the brink of death from a rare skin disease—but a last-ditch effort by doctors to replace 80% of his skin with genetically engineered skin tissue saved his life, according to a study in Nature.
Like the House panel-approved GOP tax reform bill, Senate Republicans' tax reform measure does not include language to repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, but unlike the House bill, the Senate bill would maintain U.S. residents' ability to deduct certain health care expenses from their taxes.
Medicare and private insurance claims for urine screenings for drugs, such as opioids, and related genetic tests increased fourfold from 2011 to 2014, which some legal experts and federal officials say raises red flags about possibly unnecessary drug testing, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis published Monday by Bloomberg.