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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See the list of all submissions for Modern Healthcare's 2016 Design Awards.
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.
The 656-bed hospital, which opened last fall, was built with its own triple aim: Lean, green and high-tech. Hospital planners used Lean Six Sigma methodologies, including a pre-construction workflow analysis, to identify and create labor-saving design features, such as a layout that significantly...
Cincinnati's Christ Hospital has benefited for decades from its high visibility, perched atop a hill overlooking the city's historic Mount Auburn neighborhood.
Designers of the Swedish Edmonds (Wash.) Ambulatory Care Center harkened back to the history of its city, as well as looked forward to the newest elements of architecture and modern design to create a place so inviting it won this year's award for the most senior-friendly facility.
The Cleveland Clinic's massive medical center in Abu Dhabi, a joint venture with the government of the United Arab Emirates, comprises 101 acres of floor space, roughly two-thirds the size of the Pentagon. But the project's magnitude is one of its strengths.