A list of the 251 five-star hospitals based on patient satisfaction, with 2015 quality performance scores, in alphabetical order by state. Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Published April 20, 2015.
Efforts to effectively manage patients after they've been discharged is a key feature distinguishing high-performing health systems from their peers in Truven Health Analytics' seventh annual ranking of top-performing systems.
A Special Feature on Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems, 2015. Performances are based on 12 measures, and results are broken down into four categories: National health system performance comparisons, large health system performance comparisons, medium health system performance comparisons, and...
A Special Feature on Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals, 2014. Hospitals are listed in four categories: national health system performance comparisons, large health systems performance comparisons, medium health systems performance comparisons, and small health systems performance comparisons. Source:...
HCA once again leveraged its sheer size and organic growth strategy to maintain its position as the largest for-profit hospital chain in the country, according to Modern Healthcare's latest By the Numbers list.
A list of the nation's 11 largest for-profit hospital chains, ranked by 2014 revenue as reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Source: Modern Healthcare reporting. Published April 18, 2015, p. 30.
Kaiser Permanente Georgia, a branch of the Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare giant, plans to open a 157,000-square-foot information technology campus in midtown Atlanta, creating 900 jobs in health IT by 2019.
Data Points for the week of April 20, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare costs, Medicaid, CHIP, foreign-educated nurses, prescriptions for Medicaid beneficiaries
Dr. Christopher Chen, CEO of Miami Gardens, Fla.-based ChenMed, knew his physician-led primary-care group would have to optimize its performance to successfully expand from its home base. One factor giving him confidence was its custom-built electronic health-record system, which includes patient...
About 7% of hospitals got the highest rating, 34% got the second-highest rating, and 19% got one of the two lowest possible scores in the CMS' new five-star ratings of more than 3,500 hospitals based on patient-satisfaction surveys.
Rising medical and prescription drug costs could crimp the health insurance industry's strong revenue and profit growth.
In a victory for business groups, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said last week that employers can continue to use substantial financial penalties and rewards to nudge employees to participate in workplace wellness programs.