Construction and design firms' focus on innovation and outpatient facilities suggests they are adjusting to a broader transformation in the healthcare industry.
Variables such as market competition, previous experience with Medicaid managed care and the level of physician integration all play a role in the pace at which health systems adopt value-based payment models.
With the March 31 deadline to act on the sustainable growth-rate formula a week away, there are at least six potential landmines that could derail the surprise $200 billion-plus deal negotiated by House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Last week, Apple announced the release of ResearchKit, an open-source software framework that will allow physicians and scientists to collect and monitor medical data from patients using iPhones, but ethicists and patient-safety advocates already are warning about potential downsides.
The Women-Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network, a Detroit-area collaboration between four regional health systems, partners systems with community organizations and local health departments to offer a comprehensive approach to addressing clinical and social factors associated with infant mortality.
The two men Modern Healthcare will induct into its Health Care Hall of Fame this year made their mark in similar ways. They took on unpopular causes whose successful resolution moved their institutions onto a higher plane.
Patient-assistance programs, which often are funded largely by drugmakers, have helped many Americans afford the medications they need. But these programs' ties to pharmaceutical companies carry a high cost for the healthcare system, critics say.
Despite numerous EHR obstacles, providers, insurers and mobile app developers continue to seek innovative ways to electronically share patients' end-of-life wishes across systems and platforms.
Top performing hospitals have shorter lengths of stay, fewer complications, lower mortality and readmission rates and higher average operating margins than their peers.
After months of nervous speculation, it's finally the U.S. Supreme Court's turn this week to consider the legal case that could solidify or savage President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law.
FDA approval of a new implant to reduce feelings of hunger may prompt more investor and provider interest in a market that has seen little recent innovation.
As hospitals increasingly lose patients to medical care delivered in clinics and home settings, hospital operators are escalating their efforts to shrink capacity.