Few construction markets are more exciting, and dynamic, than the healthcare industry. KA’s Healthcare Group works closely with clients on a wide range of challenging goals, from remodels and additions to new construction. Always our goal is to maximize value for the client, allowing them in turn to maximize their program. Staying informed, and helping our clients be informed, of healthcare industry developments is important to us. Here are some of the stories trending in the healthcare industry today.
Report confirms gradual growth in hospital-owned health plans
Modern Healthcare reports an upturn in provider-owned health plans.
Big data yield new hopes, challenges in cancer care
Genome sequencing is helping scientists identify the genetic roots of cancer, and giving drug companies and medical professionals new tools for fighting, managing and even curing some forms of cancer.
Lawmakers want CMS to delay publishing five-star hospital quality ratings
The American Hospital Association and others have pointed to flawed methodology and oversimplification in the ratings issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
A growing number of ransomware attacks are affecting healthcare organizations, warn U.S. and Canadian cybersecurity agencies.
Healthcare on pace for another huge year of job gains
The industry created nearly 118,000 jobs in the first three months of 2016.
HHS’ Office for Civil Rights has begun sending out emails to obtain and verify contact information for business associates of healthcare providers, insurers and other HIPAA-covered entities, in preparation for possible inclusion in the pool of subjects to be audited for compliance.
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