Insured patients who are admitted to non-trauma hospitals may be getting "suboptimal" care in comparison to uninsured trauma patients who are "dumped" or transferred to trauma centers, a counterintuitive study finding suggests. >>>
A study of a three-year multi-practice patient-centered medical home pilot finds lackluster results. "We're now concerned that medical home transformations may not really achieve the goals set out for them at the rapid pace that people have hoped," says the study author. >>>
The rise of high-deductible health plans means more consumers will have healthcare coverage that mainly provides protection against catastrophic injury or illness. As these plans become more common, pharmacy chains and big box retailers are taking a greater interest in expanding their healthcare provider capacities. >>>
Healthcare providers are unable to optimally address a patient's health needs without knowing a person's sexual orientation. But assumptions of heterosexuality are the norm. Nurse leaders can work toward reducing heterosexism in healthcare. >>>
Harold D. Miller, president and CEO of the non-profit Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, discusses a fundamental barrier to shifting payment models in healthcare: Some providers mistakenly think all they have to do is tweak existing fee-for-service billing structures without understanding what drives costs in the underlying payment system. >>>
On any given day, there are scores of psychiatric patients waiting in emergency departments for an inpatient bed. The strain on the healthcare system will worsen this year, as federal rules expanding behavioral health benefits come into play. >>>
The healthcare industry is in the throes of transition. While it may feel like turmoil, this is also a time of great opportunity. In this preview of the 2014 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey, we show how hospital and health system leaders plan to manage the shift from volume to value and support collaborative care. >>>
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