Healthcare News & Insights

Lowering direct costs with smarter PPI sourcing strategies

Healthcare spending is out of control, and no one knows that better than hospital executives. But there are areas where hospitals can save without sacrificing care or reinventing the wheel. In this guest post, Alex Saric, CMO of a provider of cloud-based spend management solutions, shares how hospitals can rein in spending.

4 critical design elements of pediatric healthcare units

Children do much better in a pediatric unit designed specifically for them. And when they do better, so do their families. In this guest post, Dan Scher, VP of planning, design and construction at a company specializing in facilities management, safety, environment of care, emergency management and compliance, details the four main design elements of […] [MORE]

3 ways organizations can embrace the future of population health

“Population health” has evolved into a health management concept that can help improve patient outcomes. For facilities that haven’t hopped on the population health bandwagon yet, Marc Helberg, managing VP of a consulting firm, provides three tips that can help them understand what goals they should aim for and what technologies they should incorporate.

How better communication can improve patient outcomes and lower readmission rates

Aside from top-quality providers and the latest technology, what do the most successful hospitals have that others don’t? The answer: clear and effective communication across all levels and area of care. In this guest post, Burl Stamp, founder and president of a consulting firm, offers three strategies to help organizations change the way frontline staff […] [MORE]

The ‘path to success’ for ACOs requires data they can use

Leaders of both hospital- and physician-led ACOs know inherently that value-based care depends on analyzing the data available to them – from the many different IT systems in which their participating physicians operate – to make strategic business decisions that result in optimal patient outcomes and reduced costs. Acquiring usable, actionable data from so many […] [MORE]

Mitigating eDiscovery challenges in the healthcare industry

At this point in technological advancement, almost every industry is producing myriad terabytes of electronically stored information (ESI) daily. And that means when litigation arises, there’s an ever-growing number of documents that need to be collected and analyzed for admissibility and relevance in the case. That process of electronic discovery, or eDiscovery, can come with […] [MORE]

Will 2019 (finally) be the year of patient empowerment?

The healthcare industry has been trying to engage and empower patients through digital records, patient portals and a host of mobile apps. Consumers, however, are getting frustrated because they aren’t seeing the promised improvements in convenience, costs or outcomes fast enough. In this guest post C. Anthony Jones, CEO of a health IT company, predicts […] [MORE]

A continuous assessment: Understanding compliance during new construction

Just as healthcare professionals must remain nimble in light of new medical research, healthcare facilities, too, must keep pace with rapid changes in code compliance, neighborhood health, sustainability and energy management. In this guest post, Larry Lacombe, VP of program development and facilities compliance at a company that specializes in facilities management, safety, environment of […] [MORE]

AI and predictive analytics lead to improved delivery of healthcare services

Despite healthcare professionals’ purest intentions and dogged efforts to heal their patients, they’re limited by being human. They have only so much time and energy available for finding, processing and remembering information related to the medical conditions they manage, not to mention correlating that vast trove of information with their patients’ personal medical histories. That’s […] [MORE]

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