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Jess White

Jess WhiteJess White, Contributing Editor for HealthcareBusinessTech.com, has written for several different print and online publications throughout her career.
Jess is currently an editor with Progressive Business Publications (the parent company of PBP Media and HealthcareBusinessTech.com), working on the Keep Up to Date on Primary Care Coding & Reimbursement newsletter.
Previously, Jess spent several years as an editor for a community newspaper group in the Philadelphia suburbs owned by the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was also a freelance writer for Patch.com, AOL's community news division.
Jess graduated with honors from Temple University and holds a dual degree in journalism and French.
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Senate debates ACA repeal: Latest developments for hospitals

The roller coaster ride that’s the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal continues. After several different attempts at repeal failed to advance, the Senate finally got enough support to bring an actual ACA repeal discussion to the table. But for hospitals and other healthcare stakeholders, the path from here remains unclear. 

Strategies to improve children’s health after discharge

It’s important for providers to communicate information about recovery to patients and their families – but it’s even more critical for the youngest patients who can’t advocate for themselves. New research suggests providers must do more to educate parents about how to properly care for children after a hospital stay. 

Good news: When readmissions decrease, fewer people die

Because of the growing focus on readmissions, many healthcare experts were worried that other areas could be negatively affected by the push to keep people out of the hospital – specifically, mortality rates. However, new research offers good news on this front. 

ACA repeal fails: What’s next for health care & hospitals?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) saga continues. Two recent efforts to repeal the bill have failed to get enough support to go forward, but its future still remains uncertain, leaving hospitals in limbo. 

Study looks at readmission causes for all payors

Most studies of readmissions focus on Medicare patients, and for good reason: Hospitals are penalized for high Medicare readmissions rates. However, to get readmissions under control, facilities must look at the full scope of the problem among all types of patients – not just senior citizens. 

Food insecurity: What hospitals can do for patients

Food insecurity is a significant problem for patients. And as hospitals put more effort into population health initiatives to better serve their communities, it’s become a higher priority to ensure patients have regular access to healthy food. 

Sepsis nurses help hospitals boost outcomes

Many hospitals have had difficulty getting a handle on sepsis. The disease harms thousands of patients each year, and statistics show it’s one of the leading causes of death in hospitals. To dampen its effects, some facilities have started tackling sepsis with additional assistance from specially trained nurses. 

U.S. News & World Report announces 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals

It’s that time again: U.S. News & World Report has issued its ranking of the Best Children’s Hospitals in the country. This year, there are quite a few familiar facilities on this year’s Honor Roll – as well as some new entries. 

Senate introduces latest ACA repeal bill: What it means for hospitals

After weeks of secrecy, the Senate’s finally released its version of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) replacement bill. While it’s similar to the House’s original proposal, there are a few key changes in the legislation. Here’s what’s most important for hospitals going forward. 

Animal therapy: Prevent health risks at your hospital

Animal therapy programs at hospitals have many benefits. They improve the mood of both patients and staff, which contributes to better recoveries and a lower chance of burnout. But there are also risks involved in bringing animals onsite – and some hospitals aren’t keeping the potential problems in mind.