For its work so far on building a model that predicts how many days a patient will spend in the hospital, one team has been awarded a half million dollar cash progress prize. Competition for the Heritage Health Prize continues. >>>
Healthcare cost data released by the federal government Monday includes estimates for average hospital charges for 30 types of outpatient procedures. >>>
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 Medicare program's current forecast is slightly less bleak than last year's, but the fund is headed for insolvency in 2026, say the trustees of the Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. >>>
The more disordered a nursing unit is with its staffing, the more turnover and costs will go up. A thorough assessment and overhaul of scheduling, tracking, and staffing policies can put an end to the chaos. >>>
In the news this week: Workplace wellness initiatives aren't paying off, Sebelius finds her zen, and hospital staff still aren't washing their hands. >>>
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