A value-based approach to hospital operations could improve performance by up to 30 percent, leading major providers like the Cleveland Clinic and Kaiser Permanente to embrace it, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Individuals in states that ceded all enforcement of the Affordable Care Act were worse off by approximately $245 per participant on an annualized basis, according to a recent study from Amanda Kowalski, published by the Brookings Institution.
To keep patient satisfaction scores high, hospitals must rely on front-line workers and administrators to interact with patients in the most positive way possible, Global Healthcare reported.
A new ambulance service in Denver relies on "mobile care units" rather than full ambulances to treat patients in need of emergency care, according to Kaiser Health News.
Although a growing number of employers are investing in wellness programs to help lower their health-related costs, research doesn't always prove that these initiatives are effective. That leaves insurers wondering whether they should invest the time and resources necessary to develop and implement wellness programs.
The circumstances that led to Joan Rivers' death--and whether an error occurred at the outpatient center where she reportedly had an endoscopy to determine what was wrong with her vocal chords--are still unclear, according to the New York Magazine. But the complications she experienced and her death raise important healthcare considerations for hospitals, clinicians and patients.
In order to provide better access to care to nearly 9,000 residents in New York, Aetna announced on Tuesday its plan to team up with Weill Cornell Physicians, Cornell University's physician group, to establish a new accountable care agreement.
Hospitals and healthcare facilities don't give nurses enough recognition, support or appreciation--and the effects are far-reaching, according to an opinion pi ece in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Reducing medical errors means rethinking a culture that encourages doctors to conceal them, argues a doctor at Bellevue Hospital Center at New York University, according to MedCityNews.
The number of patients who went to the emergency room for hypertension jumped 25 percent in recent years, according to a study presented at this year's American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions.