Independent research from the non-profit ECRI Institute aims to distinguish between must-have hospital technologies and manufacturer hype. >>>
The rise in demand for PA's can be attributed to growing interest from large integrated health systems, retail clinics, health centers, and concierge physician practices, says one healthcare recruiter. >>>
Reimbursement cuts aren't the only challenge rural hospitals face. Recruitment and retention of clinical staff is a perennial issue. But creative leadership and telemedicine are making things better at two small Maine hospitals. >>>
Congress has forged a long-awaited deal to push Medicare's payment system for physicians to a value-based model. But lawmakers have only seven weeks to agree on how to pay for it. >>>
Healthcare providers, payers, the government, and other players in the ICD-10 changeover are not working in a cohesive and coordinated fashion and won't be ready for the transition in eight months, says an MGMA policy expert. >>>
As provider organizations look ahead to redesigning their care delivery models and taking part in more risk-based payment structures, their capital spending plans must keep pace with their evolving needs. >>>
Assaults on nurses in the emergency department have long been viewed as part of the job. But this "culture of acceptance" comes with a high price tag, not least of which is the cost to replace nurses when they quit. >>>
Hospitals participating in HENs have "decreased central line infections by more than 45%" in the last two years, says CMS. The largest coalition, operated by the American Hospital Association, says it has saved $201 million. >>>
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