The system has awarded a contract to a construction firm which will oversee a $1 billion modernization program, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Connecticut, and Maryland.
A new brain-computer interface allowed three individuals with severe physical disabilities to type words using only their thoughts at speeds four times faster than what was previously possible, according to a new study published in eLife.
The researchers recommended that lawmakers ensure health care policies aimed at easing the financial burden of cancer-related drugs "target [cancer patients] who have multiple comorbid conditions and high-deductible health plans."
A draft Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act leaked to Politico on Friday would transition Medicaid to a per-capita allotment model, replace the ACA's income-based premium subsidies with age-based tax credits, and eliminate the law's individual mandate.
CMS on Thursday announced that it will allow health plans that do not meet the Affordable Care Act's coverage requirements to stay in place for an additional year—expanding a "grandfather" provision previously extended by the Obama administration.
"As a doctor, I'm struck daily by how much better hospitals could be designed," Dhruv Khullar, a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, writes for the New York Times' "Well."
In response to a growing number of mumps outbreaks over the last decade, CDC has commissioned a work group to assess whether to add an additional dose to the current two-shot mumps vaccination regimen.