Where healthcare challenges find solutions
Healthcare systems often have been slow to use limited funding on advanced technologies. Read about innovations that have added efficiencies, improved patient outcomes and curbed costs.
Arena's job applicant screening platform helps healthcare organizations improve employee retention by algorithmically analyzing applicants' responses to assessments. »
Experian wants to fix a yearslong patient-safety problem by leveraging its expertise from the financial sector. They want to create a unique patient identifier system.
With their relatively lower cost, some hospitals are choosing to use internet, or cloud-based, electronic health record systems over local server-based systems.
Hospitals hit with Medicare penalties for high readmission rates initially made gains in improving care and reducing rehospitalizations. Progress has plateaued since 2013 and that has experts and providers wondering why.
Rising healthcare costs have shifted responsibility to clinicians to help hospitals stay within tight budgets.
David Silverstein's frustrations trying to understand the hospital charges for his daughter's sports injuries drove him to consider going to court.
Tech startup iVinci Health didn't set out to help patients understand bills coming from St. Luke's Health System. It set out to help St. Luke's understand what bills were likely to get paid by patients.
With more patients being pushed into high deductible plans, hospitals are increasingly dependent on collecting bills. They're also confronting a patient population, schooled in electronic consumerism, that is no longer willing to put with confusing bills.
If a hospital is facing a problem with quality or safety, chances are another facility is having the same problem. That's especially the case with hospital-acquired infections, which can kill over 100,000 patients a year.
With telehealth now a permanent feature of the primary-care landscape, the largest firms in the space are targeting hospital systems for growth.
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