The push is on to target patients who need help with self-care, which is key to lowering hospital readmission rates. A tool to measure "patient activation" offers healthcare providers a way to look beyond the bedside to assist patients. >>>
A study stops short of identifying the optimal hospitalist-to-patient ratio, but "workload does have implications for efficiency of care," says the study's lead author. >>>
New players in healthcare are gaining a toehold with frustrated consumers who are "ready to abandon traditional care models for ones that echo experiences in banking, retail and entertainment," research from PwC's Health Research Institute indicates. >>>
The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a potential treasure trove of 2012 Medicare physician claim information. The release, which makes the data public for the first time since 1979, is "a huge step to making the Medicare system more transparent," CMS says. >>>
The need for care coordinators is growing, but because they must be able to work with specific patient populations, careful and strategic recruiting practices are vital. >>>
A North Carolina health system creates an attention-grabbing campaign geared not toward the patient, but toward traditional healthcare decision makers—women. >>>
The American College of Physicians says gun-related violence is a public health problem that doctors should address with patients. But few physicians actually do. >>>
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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