Healthcare News & Insights

CMS says 2 EHR final rules will make your life easier

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone or something made your providers’ jobs easier and less complicated, especially when it comes to electronic health records (EHRs)? 

Hear ye, hear ye: ICD-10 is finally here

For years and years your facility has been preparing for this day, and it’s finally here! Sure, it’s been delayed a few times, but no more! Today is the day of reckoning – the absolute final ICD-10 deadline! 

Medical homes: Better, cost-effective care or waste of time?

Do federally funded health centers deliver better, more efficient care? Do they save money? A new government report offers some answers. 

The digital hospital: Why it’s time for hospitals to run IT the lean way

Becoming a digital hospital isn’t just about adopting new technology. It takes forward thinking, strategic digital transformation plans and a flexible IT infrastructure to make it all work. In this guest post, Brendan Ziolo, head of large enterprise strategy at an IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology company, gives hospital executives a glimpse at how to transform hospital IT […] [MORE]

New study finds physician-owned hospitals aren’t outliers

Physician-owned hospitals (POHs) have gotten a bad rap for years. They’ve been accused of cherry-picking the healthiest patients and leaving the sickest ones for non-POHs. But a new study finds that bad rap may be unwarranted. 

New trend: Hospitals are changing to accommodate obese patient population

Nowadays, most hospitals place a high priority on improving patient satisfaction. Happier patients translate to happier customers who tell two friends and so on. But there’s one patient population who may not be happy with their hospital stays unless you’ve altered your facility recently – obese patients. 

The digital hospital: Streamlining workflow to improve care

Hospitals are complex ecosystems with hundreds of clinical and business processes. In this guest post, Brendan Ziolo, head of large enterprise strategy at an IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology company, gives hospital executives a glimpse at how digitization and automation of processes are key to streamlining workflows to enable providers to spend less time on non-care related […] [MORE]

Patient satisfaction: High-performing hospitals share simple best practices

Just like any other business, hospitals are competing for customers. And the ones that seem to be coming out on top are those with a patient-centered care focus. So how do high-performing hospitals get that way? 

New study challenges long-held beliefs about super-utilizers

If, like most people, you believe that “super-utilizers” are chronic abusers of the health system and that by getting these people in programs to help them manage their illnesses you can save your facility a ton of money, a new study may change all that. 

How patient mentors can boost patient outcomes, satisfaction

Often, the toughest part of keeping patients healthy is helping them manage their symptoms between visits — more and more hospitals are using this method to do just that. 

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