InnovationPenn Medicine Study: Reaching Out Really Does Make a Difference
Researchers at Penn Medicine report that a simple, automated messaging platform that connects with patients after they've been treated in...
TechnologyStudy Finds Telehealth May Not Be Best for ED Follow-Up Care
According to researchers at UCLA, patients using telehealth for follow-up care after ED discharge were more likely to return to...
Revenue CycleRev Cycle Leaders Under Pressure As Over 700 Hospitals Face Payment Cuts
Strategizing across departments will be a crucial step in avoiding these penalties as directors within the middle revenue cycle can...
PayerMedicare Punishes 2,499 Hospitals for High Readmissions
In its 10th annual round of penalties, Medicare is reducing its payments to 47% of all facilities.
Clinical CareMemorialCare Making Great Strides in Reducing Patient Harm
Since adopting a 'Bold Goals' initiative in 2005, the California-based health system has posted several gains, including reduced infections and...
Clinical CareCommunity Health Workers Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions, Study Finds
In a study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, pairing community health workers with hospital inpatients reduced readmissions nearly 50%.
TechnologyStudy: Use of Daily Foot-Temperature Sensing Mat Avoids Amputation In Patients With Diabetes
Use of innovative technology also reduced hospital admissions, as well as ER and outpatient visits.
Clinical CareStudy: Physical and Occupational Therapy Improves Pneumonia Patient Outcomes
The more physical and occupational therapy visits pneumonia patients receive while hospitalized, the lower the risk of readmission or death,...
InnovationHow Rush Uses Robocalls to Reduce Readmissions
The Chicago medical center has figured out how to get 80% of patients to answer automated calls after discharge, and...
Clinical CareSeniors Often Face New Disabilities After Hospital Discharge
Research suggests that these new disabilities can lead to readmissions, placement in a nursing home, and continued declines in patients'...
FinanceValue-based Metrics Penalize Top-Performing Hospitals
Hospitals recognized for high-quality cardiac care are more likely to be penalized under value-based programs than other hospitals.
Clinical CareCamden Coalition Remains Committed to 'Hotspotting' Despite Setback
A recent New England Journal of Medicine study is "not an indictment against all care management and care coordination programs,"...