A heart attack victim shows up at the emergency room door. He's whisked off to the cardiac catheterization lab where balloon angioplasty opens the blocked arteries, stents are inserted and a life is saved.
100 Top Hospitals - 2014
Even as hospitals face issues of declining reimbursements and increasing costs, regulatory compliance and pay-for-performance programs, some health systems have found a way to balance and excel at two fundamental goals—financial success and quality improvement.
The healthcare talking heads are predicting the demise of insurance companies as a result of direct contracting, the consolidation of hospitals into five or six giant health systems and other radical changes—all stemming from the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act.
For the health policy team at Henry Ford Hospital, understanding the economic and demographic makeup of the local community is essential. Many of the patients who visit the 751-bed safety net hospital in Detroit come from neighborhoods that have specific challenges, which hospital officials say...
Some hospital systems working to improve performance have turned the phrase "in a rut" into a constructive concept as they institute protocols to improve the consistency and efficiency of healthcare for patients.
A Special Feature on Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems, 2014. Performances are based on 12 measures, and results are broken down into four categories: National health system performance
Hospitals are aggressively growing their employed physician networks. There are two questions, however, that many CEOs overlook in their quest for more FTEs: Why do we need to employ these physicians? And are the resulting operating losses a given?
Facilities on Truven's 100 Top Hospitals list credit a range of interventions, thoughtful deployment of IT systems, collaboration with front-line caregivers and use of change-management strategies for their success.
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