Medical equipment tagging is saving a New York hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Its savings on patient tagging will be known soon. Next? The COO is considering employee tagging, to monitor hand washing and reduce infection rates. >>>
A provider of urgent and primary care is shining a spotlight on telemedicine's reach. This is more than just a way to reach patients in rural areas and cut healthcare costs. Early data shows that patients and physicians are finding other reasons to like virtual provider visits. >>>
The insurer's chronic care health division is partnering with several telehealth providers to test various remote monitoring formats for common causes of readmissions. >>>
Developing heart centers that specialize in women's cardiology care is of growing importance, not only for women's health, but for hospitals seeking improved economic returns. >>>
Forget about touting short emergency department wait times. Reducing volumes of non-emergent patients in the ED is a higher-value pursuit. >>>
Physicians' associations generally support improving access and transparency in Medicare reimbursement records within the proper context and with privacy protections, but caution that "you can't always use this data as a proxy for quality." >>>
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