Tag Archives: Costs

Trump’s team delivers a big win for patients by making health costs clearer

When it comes to improving the nation’s healthcare system, the Trump administration continues to do administratively some of the good things it hasn’t been able to do legislatively. On Friday, it took two major steps toward transparency in pricing and options. Patients will now better understand what their choices and costs will be. The president… Read More »

Private equity gobbles up dermatology practices, raising questions about outcomes, costs

Dive Brief: Fewer dermatologists are working solo compared to a decade ago as private equity has upped its stake in dermatology practices nationwide, according to a new report in JAMA Dermatology. The latest study found 17 different PE groups acquired 184 practices over a six-year period, snapping up about 381 clinics overall. PE acquisitions helped… Read More »

Data breach costs continue to rise across healthcare industry

The healthcare industry had the highest cost of a data breach for the ninth consecutive year, costing organizations nearly $ 6.5 million on average – more than 60 percent higher than other industries. These were among the findings of the “Cost of a Data Breach Report” from IBM Security and Ponemon Institute, which also revealed… Read More »