In the latest twist for Health Management Associates, the for-profit hospital operator's CEO, Gary D. Newsome, announces he will retire in July. Last week HMA moved to block a takeover bid by filing a shareholders' rights plan. >>>
Operating under the assumption that the government is moving toward enacting reimbursement penalties for all-cause readmissions, some hospitals and readmission prevention experts are already developing corresponding strategies. >>>
Hospitals should continue to conduct routine risk assessments to determine how well their infection control strategies are working before rushing to adopt a highly touted and possibly costly new protocol, says a member of the board of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. >>>
A projected increase in emergency department volume within the next three years means hospitals need to get to work now to implement better patient flow schemes. The need is urgent because how patients move through the ED has significant financial implications throughout the rest of the hospital. >>>
The federal agency's findings, other data, and practical experience suggest that hospitals should brace for a pronounced increase in ED use in 2014 when the ranks of the insured are expected to expand, says a board member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. >>>
Three cultural habits within hospitals, including "general disinterest" among staff, can hinder catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention efforts, researchers find. >>>
Being descriptive in healthcare marketing can be a challenge when you stop using the seven words that no longer have the power to distinguish your organization or its services from those of your competitors. >>>
Senior executives from SSM Healthcare, Fletcher-Allen Healthcare, the Medical Center of Central Georgia, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the major influencers of industry consolidation—including capital access, market needs, financial support, and growth opportunities.
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