There are no chronic disease management and telemedicine game-changers in the newest edition of Medicaid managed care regulations. Caregivers tend to hesitate to widely adopt the newest technologies, largely owing to CMS's conservatism in these areas.
Drugstore giant Walgreens Boots Alliance has taken another step in its effort to be viewed as a healthcare provider alternative. Walgreens is collaborating with the behavioral health advocacy group Mental Health America to provide mental health screening to as many as 3 million people through 2017.
Collaborative approaches to cutting readmission rates garnered by far the most votes in our reader survey on the most important efforts we've profiled in our regular Best Practices feature.
The digital experience at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto begins the moment patients arrive. The sleek, square building feels like a small airport, with each registration area designated with a letter. Before arriving, patients look online to find out their check-in zone.
Better-staffed mental health units, mini clinics and telehealth services are among several features that will soon be put in place to improve healthcare at New York's Rikers Island, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Tuesday.
Cleveland Clinic providers will be available to CVS MinuteClinic customers in Ohio for on-demand online and mobile doctor visits through a telehealth collaboration.
In celebration of Modern Healthcare's 40th anniversary, we have created a list of the 40 most important healthcare milestones of the past 40 years, as chosen by our readers. Find out what events and breakthroughs made our Top 40.
Regarding the recent story “Why patients who shop by price aren't going to slow healthcare spending," this study significantly underestimates the potential effects of price shopping for two main reasons.
The hospital of the future might not be a hospital at all, having little resemblance to today's sprawling brick and mortar facilities. Yet the latest and greatest technologies will require additional bandwidth that many hospitals haven't previously anticipated.
From my perspective, health information technology today serves as a primary catalyst and strategic asset for change benefiting patients, especially in three vital areas—payment reform, technology interoperability and telehealth.
The Feb. 15 editorial, “The iatrogenic roots of the opioid epidemic," fails to point out the whole context of the problem. If you put together all of the elements, it is a perfect storm of unintended consequences.
More private insurers are paying for telehealth services, but Medicare still has restrictive rules for telehealth payment. Insurance, provider and technology groups are stepping up lobbying efforts to pass legislation that will force Medicare to provide greater financial support for the service.