Consumer Reports, best known for rating the nuts and bolts of cars, household appliances and other electronics, is getting into the business of rating primary care doctors.
Massachusetts House leaders unveiled a health care payment bill Friday that they say will lower family premiums by nearly $2,000 annually over the next five years.
Some doctors and nurses are now experimenting with iPads in emergency rooms to save time.
Some dentists are now including some basic medical screenings during checkups.
An I-Team investigation has found that of the hundreds of doctors who settle malpractice claims, almost none are held accountable by the state board.
A growing number of institutions are adopting hospital-wide bans against non-medical induction before 39 weeks.
Patients are praising a new one-year program that allows them to see their doctor’s notes, according to a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study.
The three-year agreement comes after months of sometime acrimonious negotiations. At one point, the sides walked out on each other.
Negotiations have broken down over rate increases for Tufts. Blue Cross says those increases would amount to double-digits for the medical center.
Every child should be tested for high cholesterol by age 11 so steps can be taken to prevent heart disease later on, a panel of doctors urged Friday in new advice that is sure to be controversial.