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Hospitals Adopting Patient Experience Apps

Marianne Aiello

This summer, three hospitals have announced consumer-facing mobile apps intended to improve the patient experience by helping them engage with other patients, schedule emergency visits, and track their medical itineraries. >>>


Editor's Picks

Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals

The financial impact of observation status has become a flashpoint for hospitals and seniors and is the focus of a hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. >>>

Handshaking Spreads Germs. Get Over It.

Evidence is mounting that alternatives to hand-to-hand contact between and among healthcare workers and sick people are necessary to curb the spread of infection. >>>

Business Roundup: Duke LifePoint Expands NC Footprint

Also, BayHealth and Peninsula Regional form an interstate collaborative, Tenet Healthcare acquires its 80th hospital, and Lahey Health and Winchester Hospital finalize their affiliation. >>>

Data-Driven Tech Firms Target Consumer Engagement

Large employers and healthcare payers are turning to nontraditional partners in their quest to contain health costs. >>>

CHS Cites 'Shifting' Standards in Fraud Allegation Settlement

An attorney representing one of the whistleblowers alleging that Community Health Systems committed fraud says that as a nation, "we have a healthcare delivery system where doctors and individual decision making, to some degree, have been shoved to the side by corporate managers." >>>

CMS Issues Final FY2015 Rule on Inpatient Hospital Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule for FY 2015 includes a 1.4% increase for operating payment rates. >>>

Weighing Telehealth's Pros and Cons

Remote teams can cut hospital costs and help fill staffing gaps, but HIT and regulatory requirements can be daunting, especially for small, remote hospitals. >>>

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Around the Web

Groups call for delay in physician transparency database

The Hill, August 6, 2014

When healthcare prices stop being hidden, and start getting real

Vox, August 6, 2014

FL Obamacare premiums to rise 13% on average

The Hill, August 5, 2014

The obscure drug with a growing Medicare tab

ProPublica / The New York Times, August 5, 2014

$1,000 hepatitis pill shows why fixing health costs is so hard

The New York Times, August 4, 2014

CT hospital offers patient updates at your fingertips

Stamford Advocate, August 4, 2014

SC hospitals, consumers caught in Obamacare tug-of-war

The State, August 4, 2014

Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year / Associated Press, August 1, 2014

Poor planning and oversight led to flaws, GAO finds

The Washington Post, July 31, 2014

CA makes significant progress in enrolling previously uninsured, survey finds

Kaiser Health News / San Jose Mercury News, July 31, 2014

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