Data made public by CMS includes information comparing the average hospital charges in 2012 for the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays at more than 3,000 hospitals. >>>
Pursuing expensive inpatient volume in the traditional sense is a strategic dead end. Any new construction undertaken by hospitals and health systems should be based on adaptability, patient flow, and efficiency gains—not bed count. >>>
A number of small gaffes by healthcare providers, clinical staff, and the shortcomings of their tools can lead to a single serious or life-threatening medical error. Or they can serve as warnings that enable us to avert catastrophe. >>>
Intermountain Healthcare leaders have developed a team-based approach to address patients' mental health issues. >>>
There are rumblings that federal lawmakers may be willing to repeal Medicare's burdensome rule requiring physicians in critical access hospitals to make an educated guess that the patients they're admitting will be either discharged or transferred in less than four days. >>>
Hospital and health system leaders know the reimbursement transformation is coming—even if it hasn't reached them yet—and they are beginning to form alliances with regional providers to find strength in numbers. >>>
An old healthcare marketing ethical dilemma is re-triggered by a three-year-old ad making the rounds on social media and spread by media organizations who are asking too few questions about it. >>>
Emergency departments play a unique and critical role in maintaining the health and well-being of a community. Emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow can improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction. >>>
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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