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Academic health leaders advocate new, varied partnerships

Academic health leaders advocate new, varied partnerships

By Bob Herman  |  September 04, 2014

If academic medical centers want to stay relevant and on the cutting edge of healthcare, they will need to build partnerships inside and outside the sector, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

NQF to study socio-demographic factors in 30-day readmissions

NQF to study socio-demographic factors in 30-day readmissions

By Sabriya Rice  |  July 24, 2014

The impact of socio-demographic factors on 30-day hospital readmissions will be the focus of a robust new National Quality Forum trial, the organization announced Wednesday. The trial will consider such factors as income, education, race and primary language.

Obamacare rule has hospitals targeting health improvement

Obamacare rule has hospitals targeting health improvement

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 14, 2014

All not-for-profit hospitals are now required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to conduct and publish community needs assessments once every three years. Some experts say the requirement has fostered a more collaborative approach between hospitals and community stakeholders.

Safety net hospitals face socio-economic disadvantages

Safety net hospitals face socio-economic disadvantages

By Sabriya Rice  |  June 07, 2014

For the health policy team at Henry Ford Hospital, understanding the economic and demographic makeup of the local community is essential. Many of the patients who visit the 751-bed safety net hospital in Detroit come from neighborhoods that have specific challenges, which hospital officials say...

Henry Ford Health System faces credit rating downgrade

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 09, 2014

Henry Ford Health System is being reviewed for a credit rating downgrade because of a drop in its financial performance and a pending merger that's heating up competition in the Detroit market.

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