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.
Hospitals across the country are investing in specialty emergency departments as ED visits, the starting point for about half of all hospital admissions, continue to grow despite the dramatic decline in the uninsured rate.
As hospitals increasingly lose patients to medical care delivered in clinics and home settings, hospital operators are escalating their efforts to shrink capacity.
The business of offering consumers virtual visits with physicians is booming even as questions about the quality of care and cost effectiveness of those services remain unresolved.
Excellence in Governance for healthcare systems: Dianna Morgan of Orlando Health helps lead turnaround
When Dianna Morgan took over as board chair at Orlando (Fla.) Health in 2013, the not-for-profit hospital system was losing millions of dollars on its day-to-day operations. Today, it has an 8.7% operating margin. For her achievements and service, Morgan is the recipient of Modern Healthcare's...
On his sixth day as the interim CEO of Winston Medical Center, Paul Black was crouched behind a wall in the emergency department, bracing for the impact of a tornado that was barreling toward his hospital campus on the afternoon of April 28, 2014.
Geisinger's second century of innovation: Health system spreading best practices through new company
One hundred years ago, when Abigail Geisinger, the widow of an iron mining magnate, founded the 63-bed George F. Geisinger Memorial Hospital in Danville, Pa., she told the chief surgeon: “Make my hospital right; make it the best.”
Eighty million Americans had sensitive data stolen in the recent data breach at health insurer Anthem. But that may not be enough to convince healthcare organizations to step up investment in IT security.
Healthcare's largest data breach at health insurer Anthem has ignited debate over whether insurers and the healthcare industry are doing enough to safeguard consumers' medical and personal information, particularly in encrypting data.
Facing greater financial incentives to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital, some health systems and health plans have hired community health workers to improve care delivery and address the multiple social factors that can affect health.