To boost engagement, providers are using wayfinding apps that help patients navigate hospitals, digital tools that automate follow-up texts after procedures, bill-paying and appointment reminders and partnering with Uber or Lyft to get patients to appointments.
100 Top Hospitals - 2017
As reimbursement dollars are increasingly tied to performance outcomes, it's harder for small and medium-sized hospitals to remain independent.
A Special Feature comparing performance between categories among the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals, 2017. Hospital performance benchmarks are aggregated in six categories: National performance comparisons (all classes), two groups of teaching hospitals and three groups of community hospitals...
At Parkview (Ind.) Huntington Hospital, a 36-bed community facility, frontline staff proposed hiring a transitional care nurse to help lower 30-day readmission rates among its most vulnerable patients.
A Special Feature on Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals, 2017. Hospitals are listed in five categories: two groups of teaching hospitals and three groups of community hospitals based on bed count. Source: Truven Health. Published March 6, 2017.
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