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1906 Articles Matching "hospitals"

Hospital Concerns Push CMS Time Out on Star Ratings

Jun 16, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
June 15—The stars and the data didn’t align for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which said this week that it was postponing its scheduled July update to the agency’s star ratings for some 4,000 hospitals nationwide....
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State Highlights: University Of California Nabs Two Patents In Epic Battle Over CRISPR Technology; Illinois Welfare Officials Called To Explain Children Being Stuck In Psychiatric Hospitals

Jun 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from California, Illinois, Tennessee, Minnesota, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, Maryland and...
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Survey: Hospitals' adoption of mobile strategies hits a snag

Jun 14, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
When healthcare communications firm Spok first began investigating the prevalence of mobile strategies in 2012, only a third of survey respondents reported that their organization had a formalized strategy in...
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Private Equity Firm KKR Snaps Up Physician Provider Envision In Massive $5.57B Deal

Jun 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Envision contracts with hospitals and health systems to provide doctors and clinicians for emergency medicine, anesthesiology and radiology, among other specialties. It also owns 261 surgery centers and a surgical...
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Hospital star-ratings release delayed by CMS

Jun 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS said it needs additional time to analyze the impact proposed methodology changes have on hospitals in light of their...
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Hospitals urge Congress to pass new 340B legislation

Jun 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A bill introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) could give hospitals in the 340B program new price protections, according to providers. The proposal could also reverse a more than $1 billion cut to the federal drug discount...
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University Hospitals contracts with Walmart in joint replacement bundle for employees

Jun 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is providing Walmart health plan members joint replacements as part of a bundled-payment...
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Rural hospitals take aim at root causes of opioid crisis

Jun 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Urban populations have higher rates of opioid abuse in the past 12 months than rural communities, but more rural people die as a result of opioid-induced...
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Editorial: Trust between community and rural providers is crucial

Jun 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
As more rural hospitals close their doors, patients are left with fear and apprehension about the future of their healthcare and economy. As in any relationship, trust and communication are...
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100 Top Hospitals winners cultivate unique cultures that encourage high-quality care

Jun 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A focus on culture has allowed hospitals to repeat several times on the annual IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals...
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Commentary: Rural hospitals need 
new approaches to care delivery, payment

Jun 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Since January 2010, 83 rural hospitals have closed and two more are likely soon. Another 673 additional facilities are vulnerable. Now, more than ever, we need new delivery models and new payment methodologies for rural...
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Amazon Could Still Disrupt The Prescription Drug Market

Jun 09, 2018 , Forbes
In mid-April Amazon put on hold the idea of selling drugs directly to hospitals. Amazon’s entrance into the prescription drug market targeting the ever-expanding cash-pay market would disrupt the prescription drug...
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Including family in ICU rounds could improve communication

Jun 07, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Hospitals that allow family members of critically ill patients to attend doctors' rounds in the intensive care unit (ICU) may improve healthcare quality by enhancing communication and satisfaction, a Canadian study suggests....
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Outsiders Swoop In Vowing To Rescue Rural Hospitals Short On Hope — And Money

Jun 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The community of Surprise Valley, Calif., wrestled with the idea of selling its tiny, long-cherished hospital to a Denver entrepreneur who sees a big future in lab tests for faraway patients. Last summer, another exec had a similar idea but left...
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Guest Commentary: Treating addiction as an acute disease is killing thousands

Jun 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Medical science tells us substance use disorder is a chronic disease, much like diabetes or hypertension. However, the medical establishment—hospitals, emergency rooms, physicians, insurers, physicians—still treats substance...
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State Highlights: Illinois Children Stuck In Psychiatric Hospitals With Nowhere To Go; Florida Hospitals Dinged For MRSA Rates

Jun 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Illinois, Florida, California, Tennessee and Puerto Rico....
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Medicare funds drying up faster than estimated

Jun 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Trump administration said Medicare funding will end sooner than previously estimated. That's partly because ending the individual mandate will increase Medicare uncompensated-care payments to...
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Virtua Health to buy two Trinity hospitals in New Jersey

Jun 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Virtua Health stepped in to purchase two hospitals at the center of the failed deal between Maxis Health System and Cooper University Health...
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Apple to facilitate health data transfer between apps

Jun 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Apple will soon allow third-party apps to access the health data stored in its Health app. The company already lets patients of 500 hospitals and clinics pull their health information from electronic health records into the Apple Health...
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Teaching Hospitals Boost Community Spending: Study

Jun 05, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
June 4—Teaching hospitals are seeing a decrease in charity spending decrease while increasing their spending in community health promotion, according to new...
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