Despite signs of a recovering U.S. economy, medical practices must still try to accomplish more work with fewer resources. But beware of stretching your staff too thin.
Healthcare organizations that struggle to reach the lofty goals of the Triple Aim--better health, better patient experience and lower costs--may want to take note of how one non-profit health system successfully overhauled its costly employee health plan, according to a new white paper.
Almost three-quarters of healthcare providers now discuss treatment costs with patients, according to a recent survey, but ensuring that patients can afford needed care remains a significant--and growing--challenge.Although barriers such as imperfect cost transparency won't go away soon, physicians who spoke with Medical Economics shared several tips for addressing patients' ability to pay.
Healthcare is already changing before hospital leaders' eyes, but several longer-term trends will emerge over the next five to 15 years, healthcare experts told the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
In a report that puts hard numbers behind a danger many health workers have long spoken out against, the Occupational Health Safety Network found that injuries associated with workplace violence increased overall from 2012 to 2014 and "nearly doubled for nurse assistants and nurses."
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., called for improving public health by creating a "prevention-based society" in an interview with the Washington Post.
Olympus Corp. warned hospitals in Europe about the risk of patient infections associated with a certain type of gastrointestinal scope two years before the devices were linked to a deadly superbug outbreak in California, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Effective communication is no easy feat, but it's more important than ever for healthcare leaders to clearly chart a way forward for their organizations as there is so much uncertainty and resistance in the industry, according to Hospital & Health Networks Daily.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday denied a petition to rehear the anti-trust case involving an Idaho health system's purchase of the state's largest independent physician practice.