Healthcare News & Insights

Case study: Reducing readmission rates via interactive patient screenings

Every hospital is looking for ways to reduce its readmission rates. But it’s not an easy feat, and many variables affect it. In this guest post, Holly Gould, clinical outcomes coordinator for a hospital in Michigan, shares how her facility is accomplishing this task one step at a time.

Hospitals use harmonicas to help COPD patients

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of Medicare’s target conditions where hospitals must reduce readmissions for patients. Because it can be tough for facilities to get serious cases of COPD under control, some hospitals are trying unconventional methods to improve patients’ lung function – including harmonica lessons.