• 6 Strategic Benefits to Advancing Hospital Care at Home

    Consumers are settling back into their busy lives, reinforcing their desire for convenient healthcare services and virtual care options. As healthcare organizations contemplate, “What’s next?” consumers may already have the answer.
  • The End of the Public Health Emergency: 3 Things on the Health Payments Horizon

    During the past few years of the pandemic, we’ve seen considerable changes in the healthcare payments landscape. Now, with President Biden announcing a decision to end the public health emergency (PHE) in May, more changes are on the horizon.
  • Missouri system eliminates 5 hospital leadership roles

    Columbia-based University of Missouri Health Care is eliminating five hospital leadership positions across the organization, spokesperson Eric Maze confirmed to Becker's March 20. 
  • Scaling new, disruptive tech: Baptist Health shares their digital transformation + improved outcomes

    Adopting AI isn't a strategy — but it does enable one. Baptist Health reveals their approach to digital transformation + how they increased robotic case minutes by 45%.
  • How health systems can ensure their specialty pharmacy delivers measurable value

    The landscape for specialty pharmacy has evolved tremendously, as the number of breakthrough medications approved each year continues to grow. These specialty drugs bring hope for many patients but add cost and complexity for payers and providers. In this increasingly complex environment, health system specialty pharmacies must find ways to measurably demonstrate outcomes and value.
  • Age-Related Cognitive Decline in Physicians: Evaluation and Intervention

    Many of us have aging family members and friends who suffer from cognitive impairment and its impact on memory, language, thinking and judgment.
  • Nevada hospital changes name

    Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville, Nev., has changed its name to Carson Valley Health.
  • Viewpoint: Health systems need a 'Ford strategy'

    It is time for health systems to reconsider their strategy. Cars might offer some clarity, according to Kenneth Kaufman, managing director and chair of KaufmanHall. 
  • Navigating infection prevention in a post-pandemic world: A guide for long-term care

    COVID turned long-term care upside-down. A silver lining? Serious rigor was applied to updating infection prevention standards. The latest — here — can help boost patient safety now.
  • Baptist Health relocating HQ

    Baptist Health — a nine-hospital system currently based in Louisville, Ky. — is relocating its headquarters, Louisville Business First reported March 14. 
  • Penn Medicine eliminates administrative jobs in cost-cutting move

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine is eliminating administrative positions as part of a reorganization plan to save the health system $40 million annually, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported March 13. 
  • In a world of administrative overload, tech-enabled programs are unlocking continuous CDI improvement + unburdening clinicians

    An old adage about clinical documentation states, "If you didn't document it, it didn't happen." Despite the importance of documentation as the data source for quality metrics, reimbursement and continuity of care, clinicians are frustrated and overwhelmed by administrative work. Responding to clinical documentation integrity queries is the last thing that many clinicians want to deal with.
  • Using Augmented AI as a Partner in Care to Drive Population Health Management and Value-Based Care

    Artificial intelligence (AI), if it hasn’t already, is on the brink of transforming many industries, and based on the significant increase in the number of FDA-approved AI medical devices and algorithms in recent years, this trend is finding a foothold in healthcare too. While embracing artificial intelligence within physician workflows and clinical pathways is a learning curve, it also presents an opportunity to “superpower the data,” driving value in care for patients, physicians and hospitals/health systems, particularly to meet the population health challenges of today.
  • Virginia system eliminates 31 administrative positions

    Valley Health, a six-hospital health system based in Winchester, Va., has eliminated 31 administrative positions, according to a statement shared with Becker's. 
  • The "Know Me" approach: RevSpring's unique approach to improving patient engagement and payments

    With the growth of high-deductible health plans, patients' financial responsibility for care has increased significantly.
  • Treating the “Quiet Epidemic” — Reducing Administrative Harm in Healthcare

    On the journey to providing safer care, decision makers often prioritize efforts to reduce medical harm incidents. However, as we look across the continuum of care, we must consider that the single biggest clinical risk to any organization is, in fact, its workforce — and one of the most consequential items impacting the workforce is administrative harm.
  • How To Collect Outstanding Receivables Faster – Even When the Payer Is the Patient

    For years, emergency medicine providers have watched the number of patients who are self-pay or on high-deductible health plans (HDHP) grow. Now, with the end of the public health emergency (PHE) on the horizon and the subsequent shrinking of COVID-era Medicaid coverage, providers anticipate that trend will continue. 
  • UC San Diego aims to stabilize local hospital where CEO, CFO resigned

    UC San Diego Health is stepping in to stabilize El Centro (Calif.) Regional Medical Center — a 161-bed hospital whose acting CEO and CFO resigned in January. 
  • The service lines 3 hospitals are maintaining — and why

    Hospitals and health systems continue to grapple with financial challenges, forcing some organizations to close medical departments or end services at facilities. Now more than ever, leaders must stay focused on service lines with the most potential growth. 
  • 5 things to know about SI-BONE’s iFuse Bedrock Granite Implant System

    In May 2022, SI-BONE® launched the iFuse Bedrock Granite® Implant System, intended to provide sacropelvic fixation and sacroiliac joint fusion when connected to compatible pedicle screw systems.
  • 4 questions hospitals should be asking about retail disruption in healthcare

    The nation's healthcare delivery system is changing fast because of retail disruptors like CVS and Optum, and hospitals need to be asking themselves how to stay relevant with patients and leverage new partnerships with emerging players.
  • 'What is the best hospital in the US?' ChatGPT's response

    People are turning to ChatGPT for guidance in a variety of situations, including for healthcare needs. Medium reported earlier this month ChatGPT listed questions about health and medicine, including symptoms and treatments, were among the most asked  questions of the artificial intelligence-powered chat bot.

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