Diabetes is a potentially significant area for other hospital service lines, such as cardiovascular or oncology programs. So hospitals are teaming up with insurers, tapping into technology, and intensifying follow-up care for diabetic patients.
When Laurent Gueris noticed how the environmental services staff he manages at a California medical center was interacting with patients, he wasn't pleased. His work with his 45-member team has turned things around and had a profound impact on patient satisfaction.
A few years ago, Laurent Gueris noticed how his staff was interacting with their patients, and he wasn't pleased. Since then, he has worked with his 45-member staff to improve their interactions with patients, which have had profound results.
After an encounter with a patient nearly four decades ago changed his life, Brad Stuart, MD, turned to hospice and palliative care. Now, he is part of Sutter Health, working to consult healthcare organizations on advanced illnesses and to reduce its cost the correct way...
Frustrated and noncompliant patients can lead to increased healthcare costs. Through remote monitoring, video conferencing, and nurse navigators, health systems and hospitals are tapping into the needs of patients facing an array of chronic conditions – and lowering...
While the reasons for the projected doctor shortage are clear—population health issues, shrinking physician reimbursements, workforce issues, and residency training insufficiencies—the path toward a solution is not.
Although many bills designed to kill the sustainable growth rate formula have languished in Congress over the years, the talk these days is much more serious and physician groups have reason to be optimistic.