| Jan 27, 2013
| 5:47 AM
As a health reporter who covers consumer watchdog issues for the Tribune, I grew curious recently after receiving back-to-back e-mails from two hospitals announcing that they had started using an online reservation service for their emergency rooms....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Magellan Health Services Inc. will have a new chief executive at the start of the year as current CEO René Lerer steps down to become a full-time executive chairman.
The change is part of a transition to take place over several years. Barry M. Smith will...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc. wants to break into the Connecticut health insurance market, taking on five large health-insurers that dominate the market, which is home turf for four of them — Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 3:51 PM
UnitedHealth Group's plans to spend $4.9 billion on Brazil's biggest health care company is the insurer's priciest acquisition in years, giving it a huge stake in Latin America as U.S. companies compete for a rapidly growing middle-class market around the...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
CEOs paid 27% more...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:38 PM
A staff announcement from Business Editor John Corrigan: Reporter Chad Terhune joins the Business staff today, where he will cover the healthcare industry. An award-winning reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Businessweek and SmartMoney, Chad will...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Though the official general election season is still months away, your television is likely overrun with incendiary ads and partisan discourse that drive you nuts. But before you turn on that “news” program that makes you feel so much better,...
| Feb 27, 2012
Richard Chaifetz built his company and career in Chicago, but it's 300 miles southwest of here where he's a household name.
ComPsych Corp., the company Chaifetz started in 1984, grew into a worldwide provider of employee assistance programs to...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 9:35 PM
When technology startups are ready to turbocharge their growth, whether that means quickly expanding into new m arkets or hiring additional talent, they often turn to venture capital firms.
These investors are typically interested in backing early-...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:46 PM
The Federal Trade Commission has put the brakes on what it calls a telemarketing scam that used President Obama’s health care law as a way to trick consumers into buying fake health insurance, including at least one Pierce County resident....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
BRANSON, Mo. -- The Skaggs Regional Medical Center board signaled Tuesday that it might be willing to sell its hospital and related enterprises to a larger health care company. The company issued a news release and held a news conference.
| Dec 26, 2011
| 6:46 PM
A fire engulfed and destroyed a two-story Bellevue office building early Monday, displacing 15 businesses, the Bellevue Fire Department said. No one was injured.
The Bellevue Police Department said it received a cell phone call at about 5:30 a.m. from a...