Healthcare News & Insights

Encourage Baby Boomers to use patient portals: Here’s how

As people live longer and have better access to health care, your patient population will continue to grow older. With that aging patient mix comes a range of new obstacles your hospital will need to overcome to keep providing quality patient care. 

Improving palliative care can shorten hospital stays, increase bottom line

Your hospital may already offer excellent palliative care, but there’s always room for improvement. New research shows adding palliative care consultation, or expanding what you already have, can not only positively impact your sickest patients, but can also save your organization money.

Keys to avoid repetitive lab testing in your hospital

New research from doctors at Johns Hopkins University and other organizations reveals repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients is costly and unnecessary. Constant blood draws can also lead to hospital-acquired anemia and a variety of complications. 

Learning health systems: What they are & how they help patients

The best-performing hospitals treat every patient encounter as an opportunity to learn how to improve the care process. Instead of having a culture focused on secrecy, they promote transparency and the open sharing of information. Many facilities have achieved these objectives by becoming part of a learning health system. 

How hospitals are taking advantage of telehealth

Hospitals leaders who felt like telemedicine wasn’t a viable option for their facility might want to consider the idea again. 

Newest cyber security threat — your current medical equipment

Cyber threats to your hospital may not just be from computers. New research shows that most of your medical devices could be vulnerable to hackers. 

More patients seeking dental care in the ER

Routine dental care is driving more people to the emergency room — at a greater cost and with less efficiency.

Could surgery cure diabetes?

Curing diabetes is a long-held — and thus far, impossible to achieve — goal of the medical community. New research indicates that, as unlikely as it sounds, surgery just might be the answer. 

Study: Many doctors have ‘mistakes’ on their resumes

Ever wonder how honest your doctor was regarding his or her qualifications and training? Because you should.

EHRs lead docs to request more expensive tests

One of the big benefits of electronic health records is that they save money in the long-term. Except that they may not.