At least six of the top 15 health and fitness apps in Apple's App Store have been sharing sensitive health information with Facebook—even if the user isn't connected to Facebook, and often without disclosing their data-sharing practices, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation.
Melanie Altizer, a doctor at Lee Health, is donating her kidney to her coworker Marianne McGiffin, a clinical manager at Lee, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, New Mexico, and North Carolina.
Roche Holding on Monday purchased Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) drug spinoff Spark Therapeutics for $4.8 billion, bringing CHOP an estimated 20-fold return on its investment, Bloomberg reports.
Pharmaceutical company executives during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday offered some ideas for lowering prescription drug prices insurers and consumers pay, though they did not commit to lowering the list prices of their products.
The health IT industry has been in a flurry about new proposals from CMS and ONC aimed at ensuring health information is shared across the entire care continuum. Advisory Board's Naomi Levinthal explains why these proposals matter—and four key takeaways you should know.
CMS recently launched a new mobile application that breaks down the medical devices and services Medicare covers, but the technology needed to use the app could present some hurdles for all Medicare beneficiaries, Rachel Bluth reports for Kaiser Health News.
Chronic pain treatment is an ongoing challenge in the United States, but scientists are working on a variety of ways to improve how pain is measured and managed—without the help of opioids, Laura Landro writes for the Wall Street Journal.