Hospitals paid about 16% less for one component of a hip implant than they did a year ago as healthcare providers negotiated better prices on medical implants and other types of physician preference items, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.
Representatives of hospitals and the Food and Drug Administration will examine whether various technologies are effective in keeping patients out of the hospital at the upcoming ECRI Institute annual conference in Washington.
The average cost of anesthesia systems went up 28% in July because of an increase in the number of hospitals buying higher-acuity systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.
The average cost of angiography systems rose 26% in June as more hospitals purchased pricier systems used in hybrid operating rooms, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index. The index looks at monthly and yearly price data for 30 supply and capital items purchased...
Donna Katen-Bahensky is retiring as CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, effective Sept. 1.
Dr. Joel Nobel, who founded the not-for-profit ECRI Institute in 1968 to address safety, quality and costs issues in the field of healthcare, died last week at age 79, the organization said Tuesday.
The average prices paid for surgical lights briefly jumped by 30% in May as more hospitals purchased highly configured and expensive systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index. But that increase is not expected to last.
High concentrations of oxygen used during surgeries are a potential fire hazard for patients, but that doesn't mean the O2 gas itself catches fire.
The average price of ultrasound systems rose 20% over the past year, in part because of the launch of a pricey new system and the uptick in the average price of premium systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.
The National Nurses United organization has launched a campaign against a perceived invader: algorithms and clinical-decision-support software. The union charges that the software is costing nurses' jobs, and, just as importantly, their autonomy.
The average cost of basic cardiac mapping systems went up nearly 13% over the past year due to the introduction of two new models to the U.S. market and an increasing number of hospitals purchasing highly configured and costlier systems, according to the most recent Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute...
Laboratory results are involved in the vast majority of patient diagnoses and treatment plans. The tests that generate those results are proliferating in number and becoming increasingly complex and targeted. This is a concern for all healthcare providers, particularly those who order the tests and...