The CEO of Banner UMC Phoenix is counting on a ground-up redesign of the academic medical center model—from the healthcare consumer's point of view.
While that might seem like an obvious conclusion, the connection has been tough to establish with data to link workersí job performance and their personal health information.
U.S. News & World Report’s widely read hospital rankings, now in their 28th year, compare more than 4,500 hospitals and medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.
Ranking hospitals means constant tweaks and occasional errors in the effort to get it right. The effort is still a work in progress, but transparency and access to better data would help move things along.
Fostering professional development, meaningful work, and employee engagement help employers stand out among others.
To avoid ending up with a flimsy strategy, consider the philosophy used by Dignity Health’s population health department.
At Bellin Health, offering employees vaccinations, preventive-medicine screenings, and free services for some health conditions has made a significant reduction in the number of claims.
Research increasingly implicates the patient care environment as a transmission risk factor for hospital-acquired infections.
Doctors prescribed fewer brand-name drugs when teaching hospitals restricted access to pharmaceutical sales representatives, research shows.
Winning systems in 2017 are lauded for shorter emergency department wait times and lengths of stay, higher survival rates, and fewer complications.