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BetterPT wants to be the OpenTable of physical therapy

BetterPT wants to be the OpenTable of physical therapy

By Crain's New York Business  |  April 20, 2017

A new Manhattan company aims to make booking an appointment with a physical therapist as easy as reserving a table at that trendy Italian restaurant with your smartphone.

Envision rebrands its physician services business

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 18, 2017

Envision Healthcare has rebranded its giant physician staffing business as Envision Physician Services to reflect the scope and breadth of its offerings. The company's 23,000 physicians and advanced medical practitioners can staff nearly every department of a hospital.

Do Yelp scores for hospitals matter?

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  April 12, 2017

Consumers are increasingly turning to review sites such as Yelp to help them shop for quality healthcare in this age of high copays and deductibles. But do user ratings and reviews really help people find the best hospitals? A new report suggests they can make a difference.

Epic dabbles in matchmaking?

Epic dabbles in matchmaking?

April 08, 2017

Epic Systems Corp. seemed to be getting into the doctor/patient connection game when it announced a new app this month: TinDr. The app would allow doctors and patients to swipe through a stream of...

Inspecting the role of the physician in ACOs

Inspecting the role of the physician in ACOs

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  April 04, 2017

As healthcare reformers search for the key to a successful accountable care organization, they should look very carefully at one important but overlooked factor that could significantly affect the model's effectiveness in lowering costs and improving quality, a new study suggests.

Offering same-day doctor visits

Offering same-day doctor visits

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 01, 2017

When leaders at Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network last spring started looking for ways to get more patients access to care, wait times immediately stuck out as an area in need of fixing.

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