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Few hospitals dedicate space for family caregivers, but that could change

Few hospitals dedicate space for family caregivers, but that could change

By Tara Bannow  |  August 15, 2018

Montefiore's Burke Rehabilitation Hospital opened what it says is the nation's first family-caregiver resource center in a rehab hospital. They're also rare in acute-care hospitals, but efforts to reduce readmissions could convince hospitals to add them.

Value-based purchasing programs tougher for academic hospitals

Value-based purchasing programs tougher for academic hospitals

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 08, 2018

A Navigant study found 24% of academic medical centers received penalties for their performance on three of the CMS' value-based payment programs in fiscal 2018 while 13.7% of community hospitals received penalties.

Back pain patients get fast therapy with St. Luke's spine program

Back pain patients get fast therapy with St. Luke's spine program

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 01, 2018

St. Luke's University Health Network has created a new program that ensures patients with lower back pain get access to physical therapy within 48 hours to prevent chronic back pain that can lead to surgery and opioid dependency.

Health systems look to mend fractured consumer experience

Health systems look to mend fractured consumer experience

By Alex Kacik  |  July 21, 2018

The healthcare industry has largely been unable to meet consumers' expectations, but a group of health system and physician group executives shared how they plan to change that at Modern Healthcare's Consumerism Symposium.

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