Tag Archives: Hospital

UVA Doctors Decry Aggressive Billing Practices By Their Own Hospital

Prominent doctors at UVA Health System are expressing public outrage at their employer’s practices to collect unpaid medical debt from its patients. A Kaiser Health News report in September that showed UVA sued 36,000 patients over six years for more than $ 100 million, seizing wages and savings and even pushing families into bankruptcy. Special… Read More »

Google’s hospital data-sharing deal raises privacy fears — here’s what’s really going on

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, speaks to the media before the opening of the Berlin representation of Google Germany in Berlin on January 22, 2019. Carsten Koall | Getty Images News | Getty Images Google has waded into a privacy flap over a partnership with Ascension, a major U.S. hospital network, to collaborate on tools… Read More »

World War II glamour girls barred from hospital over fears of catcalling by veterans

A California veterans hospital blocked a group of World War II-style volunteers from visiting its patients, claiming the women’s pinup flare would prompt catcalling from male veterans. Ambassadors from Pin Ups for Vets were scheduled to visit patients at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Oct. 25, but the appointment abruptly was canceled… Read More »