A growing number of health systems, accountable care organizations and medical home-style practices are deploying care coordinators—which some call navigators. That is changing how patients get care and it's changing the jobs of doctors, nurses and other front-line providers.
It's unclear whether the Obama administration will renew Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment programs in several states, in part because evidence is mixed on whether the programs have truly improved care for large numbers of Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients.
Construction and design firms' focus on innovation and outpatient facilities suggests they are adjusting to a broader transformation in the healthcare industry.
Project leaders in charge of building UCSF Medical Center's $1.5 billion, 289-bed Mission Bay complex in San Francisco say the collaborative integrated-project-delivery approach reduced the total cost by $200 million.
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.
Two new healthcare facilities were designed to integrate diagnosis, treatment, research and education by locating research facilities on every patient floor.
American healthcare construction companies are going green. But they're now less likely to go abroad.
Dr. Charles LeMaistre's career has spanned more than five cities and five decades, with more professional appointments, memberships and honorary degrees than most groups of five individuals could boast. But LeMaistre is reluctant to talk about them.
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.
A distinguished panel of judges selected the 2015 inductees to the Health Care Hall of Fame. The six people who participated in the deliberations represent a variety of organizations associated with the healthcare industry.
Jack Bovender graduated from Duke University with a master's degree in hospital administration in 1969, armed with skills in finance, systems organization and strategic planning. But his mother, Eva, a nurse, reminded him that he would need more than business acumen to become an accomplished leader.
From 1988 through 2014, 98 healthcare luminaries were inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame, housed at the historic Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.