Healthcare News & Insights

How ‘community paramedics’ help hospitals

Emergency departments are consistently crowded. Patients who have fewer health resources visit the ED with all kinds of problems that may not always be emergencies. Several hospitals and health systems are trying to cut back on ED overcrowding in various ways – including working closely with emergency medical services (EMS) teams to better direct patients […] [MORE]

Value-based care: 3 ways to get started

Some hospitals are more prepared for value-based payments than others. But regardless of whether hospitals are ready, they’re coming. In time, the bulk of hospitals’ reimbursement will depend on the general health of their patient mix. So moving forward with quality-focused care strategies is essential. 

Partnership lowers readmissions for at-risk patients

More hospitals are taking active roles in improving patients’ treatment across the continuum of care. Because long-term outcomes have become more important in evaluating hospital performance, facilities are partnering with other healthcare entities to help patients stay healthy after they’re discharged. One such initiative has produced positive results for patients with multiple chronic conditions.