Hospitals are increasingly investing in modernizing their food-service systems. Shore Medical Center says the technology is a factor in a 10% improvement in its Press Ganey patient-satisfaction scores and credits the system with saving about $25,000 yearly because of less food waste.
Expectations that the ACA-driven reduction in charitable care would force the nation's largest not-for-profit healthcare systems to step up their investment in community-based prevention programs have yet to be fulfilled.
Community Health Systems CEO Wayne Smith has said he wants to trim the company's hospital holdings to core markets. But the whole company might be up for sale or sold off in big blocks.
A poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found people ranked health insurance companies almost as unfavorably as pharmaceutical companies and oil conglomerates, due in no small part to insurers' reputation for poor customer service.
In the three years since the FDA published final regulations on a unique device identifier system, most manufacturers and distributors have successfully started phasing in UDIs for their products. But few healthcare providers are able to take full advantage of the data.
Employers should, in theory, support the Affordable Care Act's Cadillac tax. But the political and business reasons for keeping the tax exclusion on employer health benefits trump economics.
Abbott Vascular's Absorb stent is just one of many expensive devices that hospitals champion in pursuit of being known among consumers as offering the most advanced medical technology around.
Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare's new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare's latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.
While a growing number of health systems say posting patient satisfaction ratings has improved physician-patient relations, the CMS' proposed new pay rules under MACRA would allow most doctors to minimize the role those surveys play in determining their rewards or penalties.
The opening of UC San Diego Health's new $943 million hospital later this year—the first new hospital in San Diego County completed since 2012—will bring cutting-edge technology for cancer treatment and other specialty care while also stirring up competition in the market.
The 31st annual Modern Healthcare Design Awards winners this year reflected a pair of trends in U.S. healthcare: its growing international focus and the shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement embodied in the push toward ambulatory care.
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.