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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.

Most hospitals fail to improve their workplaces, harming patient care

Most hospitals fail to improve their workplaces, harming patient care

Only 21% of 535 hospitals analyzed showed sizable improvements in workplace environment scores, according to a new study. Patients have suffered as a result.  »

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Nearly half of hospices surveyed might not survive a federal audit

Nearly half of hospices surveyed might not survive a federal audit

Forty-six percent of hospices surveyed said they aren't confident that they could sustain the financial impact of a federal audit, primarily due to poor clinical documentation management.

Radiology finds clinical decision support in AI-based tool

Radiology finds clinical decision support in AI-based tool

Radiologists are overworked, interpreting new images every few seconds to keep up with increasing numbers of CT and MRI scans. As is the trend these days, some are turning to digital tools backed by artificial intelligence to help ease the pain.

Professors argue GPOs' 'pay to play' fees drive up healthcare costs

Professors argue GPOs' 'pay to play' fees drive up healthcare costs

Many health systems use group purchasing organizations to get supplies and devices. But GPOs charge manufacturers to have their products appear in catalogs and that's contributing to high healthcare costs, according to three Johns Hopkins professors.

Hospitals have an unrealized $25.4 billion supply chain opportunity

Hospitals have an unrealized $25.4 billion supply chain opportunity

Hospitals could save significant money if they standardize purchasing, analyze data that tie costs to patient outcomes and facilitate collaboration between physicians and administrators, according to a new report.

Joint Commission accreditation doesn't lead to better outcomes, study shows

Joint Commission accreditation doesn't lead to better outcomes, study shows

Hospitals that receive accreditation from organizations like the Joint Commission don't have better mortality or readmission rates than their non-accredited peers, according to a new study.

Tariffs add weight to healthcare construction

Tariffs add weight to healthcare construction

While healthcare construction projects haven't been delayed or canceled yet, providers are asking construction companies how they should rethink their projects and designs to minimize costs.

Johns Hopkins, Cambridge work together on healthcare culture of safety

Johns Hopkins, Cambridge work together on healthcare culture of safety

Johns Hopkins University and Health System worked with researchers at the University of Cambridge to better address a prevailing culture where frontline staff felt afraid or intimidated to bring up patient safety issues with tenured physicians.

CMS preparing rules for nursing home staff fines, home personal care oversight

CMS preparing rules for nursing home staff fines, home personal care oversight

The CMS is implementing federal laws giving it authority to impose hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines on nursing home staffers who don't report crimes and to require state Medicaid agencies to launch systems tracking personal care services.

Mandated nurse-to-patient ratios spark high costs, few savings

Mandated nurse-to-patient ratios spark high costs, few savings

Massachusetts voters in November will determine whether mandated staffing ratios for registered nurses will go into effect Jan. 1. Implementing the ratios could cost providers $676 million to $949 million per year.

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