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Data Points for Dec. 8, 2014

Data Points for Dec. 8, 2014

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 06, 2014

Data Points for the week of Dec. 8, 2014, covered the following topics: health insurance premiums, HIV, readmissions

Aging agencies help cut readmissions

By Maureen McKinney  |  December 06, 2014

Three years ago, eight-hospital Riverside Health System faced looming federal penalties for excess readmissions, often the result of inadequate transitions from the hospital to home.

Targeting the right patients for support

By Maureen McKinney  |  December 06, 2014

Studies have demonstrated the critical role that patient engagement plays in disease management. Some providers are using the Patient Activation Measure, or PAM, as a tool to help predict which patients are best equipped to engage in their care and which ones will be in need of additional support.

Providers see the digital future and, mostly, know it's theirs

By Darius Tahir  |  November 18, 2014

Healthcare professionals are moving to a digital health future but with some major obstacles in their way, according to results of a survey of 1,000 doctors, nurses and other providers released Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Big-city hospitals more likely to face readmission penalties

By Sabriya Rice  |  November 17, 2014

Hospitals in Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Newark, N.J., and Philadelphia saw the highest average Medicare readmission penalties over the past two reporting periods, according to researchers studying the impact of the program on urban institutions.

Are Joint Commission 'Top Performers' enjoying grade inflation?

By Sabriya Rice  |  November 14, 2014

As more than 1,200 U.S. hospitals celebrate their designation as a “Top Performer” from the nation's leading hospital accreditation body, some critics say the recognition does not necessarily provide an accurate picture of quality among the nation's healthcare providers.

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