Although patients' ability to seek healthcare information online is an important part of patient engagement, hospitals' online advertising often downplays the potential risks of procedures that providers offer, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Confronting the myriad challenges of running a healthcare organization requires creative thinking and talented leaders--three of whom shared their insights at the American College of Healthcare Executives' 2015 Congress.
Americans' cries for health price transparency are growing louder, but their search for cost data remains mostly elusive, according to a report from Public Agenda.
Sponsored electronic health record alerts are a boon to some and a concern to others, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.
There are critical questions missing when many physicians interview patients, according to an article in the Washington Post by family physician Mitch Kaminski, M.D. They are: "What are your goals for your care?" and "How can I help you?" he wrote.
Some of the most powerful weapons in the battle against chronic disease have to do with lifestyle, yet physicians often struggle to get patients to follow through on advice to eat well and exercise. Emerging partnerships between physician practices and fitness centers aim to help solve this conundrum, according to an article from the State.
Even though New York's insurance exchange offers consumers hundreds of plans, most residents can't figure out if the plans offer out-of-network coverage. That's because they usually don't.
Insurers are ramping up efforts to encourage wellness and change how they pay for healthcare by using technology and clinical services to manage that care.
The majority of Americans want to compare healthcare prices, but many don't know how to find the information they need, according to a report from Public Agenda.
It's difficult for practices to ensure patients' medication adherence as patients often fail to fill or take prescriptions as directed for several reasons, with physicians often learning of the problem after a consequence occurs. But some practices have had success with in-office pharmacies.