Telemedicine's rapid growth means more physicians will need to learn a proper “webside manner” so their patients will feel comfortable during virtual visits.
Leading consulting firms and a growing list of niche advisers are competing aggressively to help major insurers use big data to identify high-risk patients and manage their costs.
Some consulting firms pitching insurers are emphasizing their unique ability to identify customers who won't cost very much.
Most physicians are expected to opt for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, known as MIPS, rather than assume the downside risk of alternative payment models.
Activist investors in for-profit healthcare firms want seasoned leaders—often drawn from the ranks of former leaders of not-for-profit healthcare systems—to sit on their boards and help those firms navigate today's fast-changing reimbursement environment.
Despite a growing body of research that shows staying in bed can be harmful to seniors, many hospitals still don't put a high priority on making them walk. But at UAB Hospital-Highland's 26-bed geriatric unit, patients are encouraged to start moving as soon as they arrive.
Modern Healthcare's 36th annual Executive Compensation Survey finds that as executives' compensation continues to soar, more is coming from performance-based payment models that aren't just linked to individual efforts and outcomes, but also the efforts of their organizations.
While there have been gains in recruiting minority nurses, it has not kept pace with the growing demand for culturally competent care.
A number of insurers, pharmacy benefit managers and technology companies are developing smartphone and computer apps to provide accurate drug-pricing information for patients and physicians.
Over the past few years, at every opportunity, Federation of American Hospitals president Chip Kahn has taken time for his passion, street photography.
This is not a time for procrastinators as Medicare physician reimbursement undergoes its biggest change since its launch in 1965.
The November elections surely won't end the nonstop, eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the ACA continue in the same direction or the system returns to its previous, less-regulated form.