Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are developing an analytics platform to help determine the medical necessity of using helicopters for emergency transport.
Revenue Cycle Management
The number one strategic focus, increasing ambulatory access, topped the list in 2017 and again for this latest survey.
Anthony Tersigni will transition his responsibilities as CEO and will continue to serve as chair of the Board of Ascension's investment fund.
The case for precision medicine has been made. Now, how do we make it happen?
Supply chain activity by group purchasing organizations could affect close to 60 percent of hospital and nursing home non-labor spend, HSCA report says.
Cost savings for pathway patients was estimated on average to be more than $1,500 per patient.
Quality and Safety
A consistent framework is needed to ensure healthcare quality workforces are efficient, effective and delivering on ROI.
Billing and Collections
Overall, 56 percent of adults reported at least one domain of medical financial hardship, representing 137.1 million adults in the US.
The collaboration allows health plans to pay for healthcare-related social services delivered by community benefit organizations.
Some health systems are viewing these academic medical center acquisitions as a means of getting closer to the talent pipeline.
Humana says it is the first national insurer to collaborate with Epic to bring together patients, providers, and the insurer in a value-based model.
The custom sensor would measure information from the body beyond heart rate, report says.
Evaluators often used personal descriptors to describe a student's performance, and they used strikingly different words for men and for women.
Construction & Facilities Management
The new lab brought additional jobs to the area. The lab is forecasted to save NYC Health + Hospitals more than $20 million annually, improve lab performance and efficiency.
Compliance & Legal
Anthem last year was required to pay $16 million in the most costly HIPAA fine ever, for what remains the largest data breach for the industry.
Policy and Legislation
American Hospital Association applauds the decision, in which billions of dollars are at stake.
The money will be paid out through multiple gifts to various charitable organizations and system also has dispatched medical personnel to assist those in shelters.
To get to the scale needed for value-based care requires at least 50,000 lives, Caravan says.
The program used electronic "nudges" to clinical staff to forgo overnight vitals and medications as well as clinical staff education on improving patient sleep.
The institutions that were studied added more than $562 billion in value to the nation's economy in 2017, including direct and indirect economic impact.
The growth of value-based care means payers are increasingly focused on remedying physician burnout as well as providing data and population tools to help physicians succeed in these reimbursement models. There's more they can do.
Report analyzed more than 1.8 billion commercial healthcare claims and data visualization to benchmark prices and use across 112 metropolitan areas from 2012 to 2016.
ICD-10 & Lady
Doctors need to carefully and properly use the HCC codes, which indicate the expected costs for a patient.
Administrator Seema Verma said changes to the program eliminate 25 measures and saves hospitals over 2 million hours of work and $75 million.
Medicare & Medicaid
Rule misleads patients about their out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, a factor the manufacturers say HHS already concedes.
Just one subtle comment expressing workplace frustration was enough for people to view someone as a less credible health professional.
The program is intended to assist drug supply chain stakeholders in identifying and tracing certain prescription drugs.
The average health center only screened for 8 of the 16 domains in the pilot's standardized screening.
More than 2.9 million simulated emails were sent to employees at six hospitals, and nearly one in seven were clicked on, the study said.
New technology innovations, such as Internet of Things sensors, contribute to the growth outlook for this segment of the healthcare industry.
Mergers & Acquisitions
While most vertical mergers do not impair competition, it should not be assumed that all are benign or that savings are passed onto consumers, Senate Judiciary subcommittee hears.