Physicians—not hospitals—are taking the initiative in seeking hospital-based acquisitions of their practices. This is setting the stage for the evolution of how healthcare is delivered, survey data suggests. >>>
While general surgery, cardiovascular care, and orthopedics still head the list of service lines with strong positive margins, more areas of specialization are popping up and providers of all sizes are reviewing their service lines. >>>
Anesthesiologists on the whole contend that all-physician anesthesia means better-quality care. But it's time to consider adding CRNAs to the mix to cut costs without compromising patient safety, many advocates say. >>>
The current clinical hierarchy, a top-down structure where power starts with physicians and flows down to nurses, is flawed. Is this really the best way to care for patients? >>>
About one-third of consumers would trust a random, faceless person posting on the Internet over a well-established brand. How well-equipped is your hospital to reap the maximum benefits of online reviews? >>>
The tactics for caring for cardiology patients are changing. Care partners, often practicing in the community and not in the hospital, are playing pivotal roles in expanding the patient referral base in new ways. >>>
While consumers continue to give low satisfaction ratings to health plans in general, they assign higher marks to nonprofit health plans, a J.D. Power and Associates study shows. It ranks health plans by region in seven categories. >>>
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