NursingHow to Improve Patient Handoffs
Breakdowns in communication can cost lives and dollars. Here's what it takes to create smooth patient handoffs.
StrategyHospital Splits This Payroll Expense 50/50 With Local Payer to Curb ER Overuse
New Ulm Medical Center struck a deal with a local payer willing to share the cost of a simple intervention....
Clinical CareEnd-of-Life Care Laws Were Supposed to Help New Yorkers. They Don't Always Work.
New York state has laws governing what healthcare providers are obligated to provide to patients and families facing end-of-life decisions....
Clinical CareSome Seniors Readmitted with the Same Infections They Took Home
As many as 5% of patients leaving the hospital with an infection have a 30-day readmission for that preexisting infection.
NursingAONL's Robyn Begley Is Not Afraid of Change in Nursing
One nurse leader talks about how the nursing profession is set to evolve in the face of healthcare transformation.
Clinical CareCMS Pilot Gives Clinicians Direct Access to Claims Data
Participanting clinicians can request a Medicare beneficiary's claims data from CMS to get a full history of care, including from...
InnovationDoctor Alexa Will See You Now: Is Amazon Primed To Come To Your Rescue?
Alexa could help doctors diagnose mental illness, autism, concussions and Parkinson's disease, or even detect when you're having a heart...
Clinical CareI'm A CPAP Dropout: Why Many Lose Sleep Over Apnea Treatment
Studies suggest that from one-third to more than 50% of patients either stop using their CPAP machine or never bother...
NursingNurse Staffing at Nursing Homes is Lacking
Nursing homes only met nurse staffing requirements less than 60% of the time, a new analysis finds.
StrategyBCBS Minnesota Buys Minority Stake in North Memorial Health Clinics
The ownership structure aims to lower care costs by up to 20% over five years, by focusing on value-based care.
StrategyWhy Some See Healthcare's Vertical Mergers as Good and Necessary
The meaningful factors driving vertical integration are largely market-based, not rooted in regulation, one professor told a Senate subcommittee.
StrategyUCSF Medical Center Backs Off Plan To Deepen Ties With Dignity Health
The proposal sharply split faculty and the medical staff at UCSF, who aired their differences in heated public forums. Supporters...