Healthcare made 18,500 new hires in February, marking the second consecutive month in which the sector saw declines in hiring.
The healthcare sector added just 20,600 jobs in the first month of 2018, down 37% from the modest 32,800 jobs gained in the industry in December.
Hospital systems have begun in earnest to shift more of their capital spending to outpatient facilities to provide more cost-effective and convenient settings for consumers.
As the healthcare industry looks to cut costs and improve care in 2017, executives say they're pursuing new strategies in 2017 to boost access to outpatient care, according to a new survey.
By joining forces, the groups hope to accelerate progress in patient safety.
Infectious diseases are a significant public health problem, garnering increased attention from media, government, and industry in the last several months and causing a significant economic burden on the U.S. healthcare system.1
While the change will save the federal government $9.3 billion over 10 years, healthcare lawyers say the new payment environment sets hospitals up for a tough battle with commercial payers as they try to cover their costs and bring care closer to patients.
How healthcare organizations are creating fully connected point of care ecosystems to help ensure a seamless patient experience.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 31, 2016, covered the following topics: Patients who don't adhere to their medication schedule, costs of medication nonadherence, percentage of adults who took at least one prescription medicine in 2012 and deaths from not taking prescriptions.
From 2010 to 2015, readmission rates among Medicare beneficiaries fell in Washington, D.C., and every state but one, the CMS reported. But don't be surprised if the pace of improvement slows.
The DOJ alleged in June that the Ontario, Calif.-based health system had a “culture” that pressures its physicians to admit Medicare beneficiaries to 14 of its hospitals for inpatient stays when they should be on shorter outpatient observation visits, and those billings are false...
Co-founded in 2015 by former venture capitalist Travis Messina, Nashville-based Contessa Health provides medical and surgical acute-care services to patients in their homes at a bundled rate.