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Caring for patients to prevent chronic conditions is among the top challenges facing healthcare today, standing alongside the more established acute care. Read about the innovations that help providers coordinate and improve care.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield discourages using opioids as primary pain treatment

Blue Cross and Blue Shield discourages using opioids as primary pain treatment

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has adopted a new standard that opioids should not be the first or second treatment options to manage pain, guidelines lauded by pharmaceutical experts.

8 ways in which 'right to try' would affect the industry

8 ways in which 'right to try' would affect the industry

The House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow dying patients to receive experimental treatments. Here's how, if it passes, the bill would affect providers.

Injectable opioid shortage compromises care

Injectable opioid shortage compromises care

A shortage of injectable opioids that's expected to last to mid-2019 is forcing providers to delay or cancel surgeries.

More primary care, more healthcare services, but lower costs in the long run

More primary care, more healthcare services, but lower costs in the long run

Healthcare utilization and spending over the short term increases when low-income, less healthy patients gain access to primary care, but costs will likely be lower in the long run, experts said.

Data becomes key in promoting proper hand hygiene

Data becomes key in promoting proper hand hygiene

The Joint Commission's Hand Hygiene Targeted Solutions Tool helps hospitals and health systems pinpoint the specific reasons why their employees aren't washing their hands and provides training tactics to improve compliance.

Lyft partners with Allscripts for patient rides

Lyft partners with Allscripts for patient rides

Similar to Uber, Lyft is working its way into healthcare and will allow providers to request rides for their patients.

Interoperability provides EMTs with feedback

Interoperability provides EMTs with feedback

Gold Cross Ambulance EMTs learn about their patients' eventual diagnoses thanks to a link-up with Utah's health information exchange.

Uber's new health service lets providers schedule rides for patients

Uber's new health service lets providers schedule rides for patients

Uber will enter the $3 billion non-emergency medical transportation market with its new Uber Health service for providers.

Colorado ERs work together to lower opioid prescribing by 36%

Colorado ERs work together to lower opioid prescribing by 36%

The Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot focuses on replacing opioids with other alternative medications to treat pain. The 10 EDs in Colorado that participated in the project decreased prescribing by 36% over six months.

Nemours prepares families to care for sick kids at home

Nemours prepares families to care for sick kids at home

At Nemours Children's Health System, parents get hands-on training on how to manage and insert a trach tube so they can take their child home sooner.

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