Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Tuesday signed a bill that would protect health providers who provide police officers with standing prescriptions for epinephrine shots from liability, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Missouri, and Montana.
Researchers have unearthed evidence of the everyday behaviors that account for nearly half of all cancer deaths. The Daily Briefing's Jackie Kimmell details the evidence behind five potentially modifiable lifestyle factors that have been linked to an increase in your cancer risk.
A study finds that diagnostic discordance—when a patient receives different diagnoses after being transferred—occurs in roughly 85% of hospital transfers, and one hospital is looking to resolve the issue.
Of the 30 organizations in the health care industry that made the list, which was created by the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network, 20 are Advisory Board members.
While many tout increased consumerism in health care, new research suggests few patients are actually shopping around to find the lowest-cost, quality care. Advisory Board's Robin Brand, Natalie Trebes and Rachel Sokol suggest what actions providers and health plans can take to help patients understand and account for cost.
CMS last week released a proposed rule that would expand Medicare's use of site-neutral payments, which aims to ensure hospitals and physicians receive identical payments for the same procedures, regardless of the setting in which the procedure is performed, Dylan Scott reports for Vox.