Hospitals will take a financial hit this year as a result of the new federal rule that cuts the Medicare payment rate for most patient stays that span less than two midnights, Moody's predicts. >>>
The results of a CDC study on insulin use errors suggest the need for a more individualized examination of which patients are prescribed insulin, with special attention to their life expectancy, level of frailty, and other diseases or conditions. >>>
The electronic health record is at the heart of efforts to improve clinical documentation. One effort strives to get disparate EHR software programs—and the physicians using them—to encode problem lists in a common way. >>>
Ninety percent of organizations use temporary physicians and other clinical staff, a figure one temporary staffing executive calls "incredible." And the profile of locum tenens physicians has changed: Seven in ten have two decades of experience and half are mid-career professionals, survey results show. >>>
While most human resource professionals are good listeners and genuinely want to help employees struggling with the stresses of balancing work and life, they cannot take on the role of a mental health provider. >>>
This nonprofit, three-hospital health system in eastern Massachusetts has prioritized directing care to the most appropriate setting, which often means admitting patients to the community hospitals closest to their homes. >>>
As they place a greater emphasis on advancing wellness and managing chronic diseases, healthcare organizations are looking to incorporate population health management principles into their processes. Four healthcare leaders share their successes and challenges. >>>
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