The health test, called the Health+Ancestry test, will detect consumers' risk of developing conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Utah.
When McLeod Regional Health System in South Carolina sought to implement a surgical checklist, it took time and a three-strategy approach to get surgical staff on board and achieve 100% adoption of a protocol that saves them $4 million annually, Kate Hilton and Alex Anderson write for the Harvard Business Review.
Marking an 'annual rite of spring,' a mallard duck and her 13 ducklings last Thursday marched through Thompson Health's skilled-nursing facility in upstate New York—something the mother duck has done annually with a flock of fledglings for at least 10 years.
The Trump administration has released a proposal to change how the federal poverty level is calculated, which could lead to millions of U.S. residents losing their eligibility for public health benefits, according to an analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
When Rep. Katie Porter's appendix burst last year, she unknowingly received treatment from an out-of-network surgeon at an in-network hospital, leaving her responsible for almost $3,000 in out-of-pocket costs, Jennifer Haberkorn reports for the Los Angeles Times. Now, Porter is sharing her story with Congress as part of the government's push to develop legislation to address the issue.