Healthcare News & Insights

Why hospitals should pay attention to Yelp reviews

Hospital executives may not want to pay attention to critical reviews of their facilities online. But it looks like it’s time to give patient reviews more weight. A new analysis shows that online patient reviews paint just as accurate a picture of a facility’s quality of care as do federal surveys used to measure patient satisfaction. 

It’s all about transparency: Medicare reveals how much it pays each doctor

On Wednesday, Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, announced the release of millions of Medicare payment records made to physicians and other healthcare professionals. It’s a part of the Obama administration’s work to make our healthcare system more transparent, affordable and accountable.