Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, about accountable care, tensions with insurers over starting a health insurance arm, and Memorial Hermann's shift to outpatient care.
Construction and design firms' focus on innovation and outpatient facilities suggests they are adjusting to a broader transformation in the healthcare industry.
More healthcare organizations are establishing outpatient sites at converted retail spaces. Such renovations often take half as long as building from scratch and cost half as much, including site selection costs, zoning approvals and parking lot construction for a greenfield site.
Mark Clare has been named principal adviser for strategic initiatives at Purdue Healthcare Advisors in West Lafayette, Ind.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to save $1.2 million by defunding the state's NYDoctorProfile.com website is coming under fire from a coalition of 16 patient- and consumer-advocacy groups who call the plan “a dangerous step backwards in the effort for greater transparency in...
Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, 46, will be president and CEO at the Englewood, Colo.-based Medical Group Management Association.
Data Points for the week of March 2, 2015, covered the following topics: Medicaid, Medicare, heart attack care and ICD-10 implementation
Kaiser Permanente leaders in the system's mid-Atlantic region were frustrated by long patient wait times in their clinical decision units that handled urgent and short-term observation care.
As hospitals increasingly lose patients to medical care delivered in clinics and home settings, hospital operators are escalating their efforts to shrink capacity.
As changing healthcare delivery models continue to shift patients from inpatient to outpatient settings, it is becoming almost unheard of for certain common surgical procedures to require inpatient care, according to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Critics say the CMS star-rating system for dialysis clinics is too complicated for the average consumer because of how ratings are assigned. And in areas with few choices of facilities, they may be meaningless since consumers have no easily accessible alternatives.
The push for improved quality and safety metrics in healthcare will expand beyond the hospitals to the entire continuum of care in 2015.