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Phillip Schaengold fires back, calls Memorial Health response a personal attack

Attorneys for former Memorial Health chief Phillip Schaengold on Friday called the healthcare system's response to his federal whistleblower lawsuit "gamesmanship" that in part was a personal attack on him.

DaVita Healthcare ordered to pay $350 million

DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., one of the leading providers of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $350 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce the referral of patients to its dialysis clinics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. DaVita is headquartered in Denver… Continue Reading DaVita Healthcare ordered to ...

Hagel orders military medical team to train for quick response to more Ebola cases

The Defense Department said that it is preparing a quick-response medical team to help healthcare professionals should the Ebola virus spread in the United States.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Pushing Public Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation, an organization that unites North Texas hospital and industry leaders in advancing quality healthcare in the region, is encouragi

Research roundup: Malpractice reforms and doctors' practice; Medicaid expansion's effect

Defensive medicine is considered by many to be a major source of wasteful medical spending in the United States.

Second healthcare worker in Texas tests positive for Ebola

A second healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced.

PlushCare, the Virtual Health Concierge, Connects Patients Anywhere With Same-Day, Best in Class Medical Care From ...

PlushCare, the virtual healthcare concierge, today announced that it has emerged from beta to virtually connect any patient with online doctors educated at world-class medical schools Stanford and UCSF. ... testing to be confidential

The new is set to open for broad testing by insurers on Tuesday, but they’re not going to be publicly talking – or tweeting – about it.

Bad software was not to blame for sending Dallas Ebola patient home

U.S. healthcare has many flaws, faults and failings, but blaming software or “workflow” for not running a basic diagnostic test when circumstances warrant should not be considered one of them.

U.S. Whistleblower Cases Soar in Health and Pharma (Op-Ed)

Neil Getnick is managing partner of the law firm Getnick & Getnick L.L.P. in New York and has handled many whistleblower cases in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Whistleblower laws have been emerging as a prominent part of the healthcare landscape in the United States — and September 2014 provided a good vantage point to see where this trend is heading. Healthcare and pharmaceutical ...


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