Patients who have been harmed by medical errors, and their family members, could be recruited to hospital internal quality review proceedings and their suffering could be used to prevent future mistakes. It's a good idea with potentially disastrous side effects. >>>
Hospital CEO has been the dream job for healthcare administrators for decades. But the top job increasingly isn't the top anymore, as organizations merge, holding companies morph into operating companies, and metrics for success change. Can you adapt? >>>
A collaboration between a Wisconsin United Way chapter and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics uses a hospital financial gift to help defray the cost of health insurance for some potential enrollees. It could be a model for others. >>>
A Senate bill calls for unit-by-unit staffing plans and publicly reporting those staffing plans, but stops short of dictating mandated nurse-patient ratios. >>>
Flat or declining deal volume doesn't indicate that the M&A market is cooling, but increasing deal values indicate that larger deals are in the works, says a PwC analyst. At the same time, hospitals and health systems are slowing their pace of physician practice acquisitions. >>>
Investments in outpatient facilities and health information technology systems are helping not-for-profit hospitals overcome revenue setbacks, says a Moody's report. >>>
Much attention has been paid to the disproportionate balance of the supply and demand of PCPs. Fewer PCPs also means fewer geriatricians, for which there is already acute demand. >>>
Emergency departments play a unique and critical role in maintaining the health and well-being of a community. Emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow can improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction. >>>
As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals.
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