From technology solutions to personal phone calls, physician practices are experimenting with various ways to drive down the number of no-show patients, according to a recent Medscape article. Here are three strategies that have worked.
Use of mobile clinics is on the rise among hospitals with low-income patient populations whose living situation is often too uncertain for them to visit hospitals, according to Marketplace.
Just as checklists have become popular in healthcare to improve patient safety, such a resource can also help physicians better connect with patients, according to a Huffington Post article.
Most healthcare providers believe that improved patient engagement leads to better outcomes, but were divided on the best strategies to accomplish this, according to survey results published in an NEJM Catalyst blog post.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has yet to complete its investigation into why four transplant patients at two Pittsburgh hospitals contracted mold infections and later died, but a "Notes from the Field" report posted Thursday confirmed it is still focused on the facility's negative pressure room.
While physicians are generally feeling better about their income in 2015, they're feeling worse about the Affordable Care Act than they have in several years, according to survey results announced by the Medicus Firm.
The American Hospital Association has praised the proposed Part B drug cost savings demonstration project, but believes a federal agency should narrow its scope.
Figuring out how much a hospital charges for a newborn delivery is apparently an impossible task, according to Vox.
A variety of hospitals around the United States now offer a mix of interest-free to low- interest loans to patients overwhelmed by rising out-of-pocket costs and medical bills.
A shortage of primary care providers is threatening to derail the success of healthcare reform in New York State, according to a healthcare organization there.