The New York Times takes an in-depth look at the changes in U.S. emergency rooms that have led to a 38 percent decline in the death rate from coronary heart disease from 2003 to 2013.
Implementing an accountable care organization is nearly impossible without high-quality clinical engagement, according to a panel of healthcare leaders at Friday's sixth annual National ACO Summit in the District of Columbia.
As more personalized healthcare grows, thanks in part to the expanding reach of digital health tools, two emerging business models may take root--"goldminers" and "bartenders," according to a Harvard Business Review report.
Supplying patients with tools such as tablets and patient portal apps does not have a great impact on their understanding of their care and treatment, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.
A discharge clinic operated by Chicago's Mercy Hospital & Medical Center has been able to slash readmission rates by about 85 percent, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.
The best way to engage patients in their care is to take a personalized approach, leaders from Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine said during a recent panel at the BIO conference in Philadelphia.
Patients who are readmitted to the hospital when complications occur after a major surgery are more likely to survive if they return to the facility where that original surgery took place, a new study finds. The research reveals the potential downside to medical tourism.
In another example of the growing role pharmacists play in healthcare, a discharge clinic, staffed with a pharmacist and nurse practitioner who meet with patients after their release from the hospital, has helped Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago cut its readmission rates, according to an article in Hospitals and Health Networks Daily.
A program that uses house calls to treat seniors with multiple chronic conditions saved Medicare $25 million in its first year, CMS announced.
Guest post by Thomas Dahlborg, chief financial officer and vice president of strategy for NICHQ (National Institute for Children's Health Quality), where he focuses on improving child health and...