Maryland's shift to global budgets has led to some impressive successes, but many challenges remain, according to the president of that state's hospital association.
Healthcare's recent transition away from a paternalistic model that puts physicians in charge of life-or-death medical decisions hasn't just affected care for the elderly but for premature and seriously ill infants as well, according to an article from NPR.
Healthcare is currently experiencing a pricing failure that the country must fix in the coming years, according to Forbes columnist Dave Chase, who writes that the profligate spending on healthcare services prevents some states from funding education and other initiatives. He has suggested a specific fix to the issue.
Language barriers can lead to dangerous deficiencies in patient care, but financial constraints have kept use of medical interpreters in physician offices relatively low. A new proposed rule would require healthcare entities, including small physician offices, to provide "enhanced language assistance for people with limited English proficiency" at their own expense.
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Last week, health IT experts converged at the National Harbor in Maryland, to discuss the ever-changing role of technology in healthcare at HIMSS' Connected Health Conference.
In the wake of an inspection that found "multi-systemwide failures" that created a major risk of patient harm, Seattle's Western State Hospital may lose millions in Medicare and Medicaid funding, according to the Associated Press.
All stakeholders in the healthcare industry must take four steps in order for hospitals to improve population health within their communities, according to an opinion piece from the Brookings Institution.
In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthFinance, Lahey Health CEO, Howard Grant, M.D., discusses the integrated healthcare system's novel cost-saving approach of transferring teaching hospital patients to community care settings for care.
Although hospitals closely monitor medical errors, they often withhold key information from victims of those errors, making it harder for them to pursue malpractice actions, according to Cleveland-based ABC affiliate WEWS-TV.