In early 2017, WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., pioneered the use of enhanced recovery tactics for heart surgery and has reported impressive outcomes. »
The Trump administration is calling on federal agencies to come up with a strategy that will align quality measures across programs. Providers and analysts say it's going to be tough.
Patients' out-of-pocket costs for inpatient care grew by 14% on average between 2017 and 2018, according to TransUnion Healthcare. That's across self-pay, commercially insured and Medicare patients.
Jefferson Health CEO Dr. Steven Klasko argued that healthcare is migrating to a B-to-C business model, during a session with analyst Paul Keckley at Modern Healthcare’s Transformation Summit.
The latest data come after the Trump administration proposed major rules to make it easier for patients to access electronic information.
Eagle County leaders are collaborating to improve behavioral health services in the area, including a $60 million commitment over 10 years from Vail Health.
Nashville-based hospital chain HCA found that using the antiseptic soap chlorhexidine on patients with central lines and lumbar drains greatly reduced the risk for infection.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., recently hired a dietitian to visit malnourished patients at their homes to address the barriers they face to eating healthy.
Sutter Health is teaming up with Ada Health to offer its patients a symptom checker tool designed to help them decide whether they need to get care and where. It's one of several partnerships between health systems and companies offering such tools.
The National Quality Forum and the Aetna Foundation's initiative will identify best practices that address social determinants of health and reduce health disparities over the next nine months.
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