Outpatient care coordination does not significantly reduce hospitalizations among high-cost Medicare patients, researchers say. Instead 90% of inpatient spending for those patients was "for treatment of conditions that you wouldn't think would be preventable by outpatient management." >>>
A trifecta of financial pressures is forcing hospitals to trim salaries and benefits, but by cutting too close, hospitals may be losing their talent pools to more competitive markets. >>>
A Senate bill introduced Tuesday would make Medicare claims and payment data available to the public in a searchable database that would be free to use. >>>
A medical center with long emergency department wait times is running a pilot study to test whether telemedicine can connect doctors to the virtual bedside of waiting patients much faster. >>>
Nursing staff, physicians, and executives can be a hospital or health system's best brand ambassadors. Don't overlook them when you're planning your next strategic marketing or advertising campaign. >>>
The deal to buy Vanguard will expand Tenet's footprint to 30 markets across 16 states. Charlie Martin, Vanguard's founder, chairman, and CEO, will join Tenet's board of directors, and Keith Pitts, Vanguard's vice chairman, will serve Tenet as vice chairman. >>>
A federal court found the action of a NC dental board to restrict discount teeth-whitening procedures was intended to limit competition, and a legal expert says the ruling could affect other oversight boards. >>>
61% of healthcare leaders now report overcrowded conditions in their ED—and with them, major concerns about patient safety. With the shortage of PCPs expected to continue driving ED visits up, you need proven solutions. This report explores the strategies leading providers are employing, such as collaboration and efficiency measures, to improve ED throughput even as margins decline.
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