50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals: Challenging convention in cardiac care

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  November 05, 2016

All hospitals across the U.S. face a broad array of challenges. The ones that made the top 50 in cardiac care are the ones that figured out how to navigate the unique challenges of a service line crucial to hospitals' overall quality performance and bottom lines.

Using community health workers to reduce readmission rates

Using community health workers to reduce readmission rates

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  October 22, 2016

Sending trained workers to high-risk patients' homes to help them with psychological, social and environmental challenges helped drastically reduce readmissions at one Maryland hospital.

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.


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