With renewed urgency, hospitals, healthcare leaders, and insurers are initiating strategies to curtail what is a growing problem: the use of emergency department services by patients who return time and again. >>>
Wrong site surgeries and medication mishaps get more attention, but diagnostic errors are a larger, deadlier, and costlier problem, for patients and healthcare providers, Johns Hopkins researchers say. >>>
In the aftermath of the marathon bombings, hospitals in Boston have been using Facebook to communicate with patients, family, and staff. The social media tool is proving to be a powerful way to communicate in a time of crisis. >>>
If physicians can't be managed, we're all in for trouble, because healthcare is bankrupting us. Everyone needs to be managed, whether they're the President of the United States or a country doctor. >>>
Two out of three health system leaders say their top strategy for fueling financial growth is expansion of outpatient services. The trick is "to grow at the same market share with the [population] growth," says one senior executive. Market share increase is likely to be incremental—but even a small increase means a large raw number. >>>
As part of a deal to acquire with Houston's St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives will contribute more than $1 billion to create a foundation that will serve the area's underserved population. >>>
Madison, WI-based Dean Clinic flipped its primary model from sick care to wellness and prevention. The first step was to concentrate on six primary care pilot sites in a patient-centered medical home pilot project. The next was to implement a new physician compensation formula with goals based on value-based care, not volume. >>>
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