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Think safety net hospitals are set up to fail on readmissions? Here's how one is succeeding

Think safety net hospitals are set up to fail on readmissions? Here's how one is succeeding

Advocates say safety net hospitals are unfairly punished by new penalties for readmissions. Bellevue Hospital has found strategies to give it an edge in that battle.

How health systems can tackle health disparities

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 27, 2016
How health systems can tackle health disparities

After more than a decade of asking why factors such as race, ethnicity, income, gender and sexual orientation often correlate with worse health and healthcare quality for so many Americans, perhaps the biggest question is what can healthcare providers do about it.

Editorial: The unaffordable cost of M&A-driven drug prices

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 27, 2016
Editorial: The unaffordable cost of M&A-driven drug prices

There still is no connection between the price of new drugs and the cost of discovering and developing them, even though the pharmaceutical industry has argued for years that such a link was the primary justification for high prices.


Research

Most improved safety net hospitals, 2013-17

Most improved safety net hospitals, 2013-17

A list of 161 hospitals or hospital groups, ranked by the five-year change in readmissions penalties, 2013-17. Institutions are all members of America's Essential Hospitals. Readmissions penalties are assigned by CMS Certification Number, so in hospital groups that share a single number, only the...


Providers

At the 'webside'

At the 'webside'

Telemedicine's rapid growth means more physicians will need to learn a proper “webside manner” so their patients will feel comfortable during virtual visits.

Finance

Epic EHR costs push ProMedica into the red

Epic EHR costs push ProMedica into the red

ProMedica, a health system based in Toledo, Ohio, is in the middle of installing an Epic Systems Corp. electronic health record, and that transition led to some financial pain in the first half of 2016.

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