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Post-discharge focus can build healthy behaviors and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

Building patient self-efficacy among patients to change unhealthy behaviors into new good habits—like reducing salt intake or tracking your weight daily—is one low-cost, high-return way to continue to make progress. And it benefits both the patient and the hospital.

Blog: Healthcare innovators optimistic about cost containment

By Joseph Conn  |  September 23, 2016

Members of a panel of healthcare leaders who gathered in Chicago this week remain optimistic that through innovations and a persistent approach to patient-centered, data-driven care delivery, the healthcare industry can attack costs and bring them under control.

Pushing elderly patients to keep moving

Pushing elderly patients to keep moving

By Anna Gorman  |  August 06, 2016

Despite a growing body of research that shows staying in bed can be harmful to seniors, many hospitals still don't put a high priority on making them walk. But at UAB Hospital-Highland's 26-bed geriatric unit, patients are encouraged to start moving as soon as they arrive.

Top 10 Best Practices chosen by Modern Healthcare readers

Top 10 Best Practices chosen by Modern Healthcare readers

By Jaclyn Schiff  |  July 09, 2016

We asked readers to select up to three out of 25 topics covered in the Best Practices feature since it was launched in 2013. The top 10 vote-getters include using scribes to aid physicians, payers publishing the cost of services and ways to smooth the discharge process.

Most important best practice? Readers say partnerships targeting readmissions

Most important best practice? Readers say partnerships targeting readmissions

By Jaclyn Schiff  |  July 09, 2016

Hospitals are concluding they have to work very closely with healthcare providers, community organizations, families and patients themselves if they're going to keep people out of hospital beds—the new mandate under Medicare and fast-growing models of value-based payment.

Innovations: Connecting to patients with mobile tech

Innovations: Connecting to patients with mobile tech

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 11, 2016

Plano, Texas-based Vivify Health's software platform allows clinicians to monitor and check in with patients at home. The highest-risk patients are provided with a tablet, while others access the tools through their own devices.

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