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2143 Articles Matching "hospitals"

Report Suggests Hospitals Could Save $25.4 Billion By Improving Their Supply Chain Operations

Oct 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Modern Healthcare reports on a new analysis that finds the highest-performing hospitals focus on ways to standardize the use of "physician-preference" items and medications that produce clinically equivalent outcomes at a lower...
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Joint Commission accreditation doesn't lead to better outcomes, study shows

Oct 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospitals the 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...
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Older vets often leave hospital on increased dose of blood pressure pills

Oct 19, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Doctors may be overtreating high blood pressure in U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals, a new study suggests....
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Benefit Of Multimillion-Dollar Industry That Accredits Hospitals Called Into Question In Study

Oct 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Harvard University study challenges the assertion that patients benefit when a hospital is accredited. “The wealthy, big hospitals that generally have more resources are more likely to be Joint Commission-accredited, and the thinking is that they have better outcomes,” said Ashish Jha, the author of the study. “What you find is that it doesn’t have a big effect, and it really makes you worry. We’ve put a lot of faith and resources into...
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Hospitals have an unrealized $25.4 billion supply chain opportunity

Oct 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
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...
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Hospitals poised to report weak third-quarter admissions

Oct 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Analysts predict HCA Healthcare will once again outshine its investor-owned hospital peers in the upcoming third-quarter earnings...
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‘Service Rationalization’ the Most Stubborn Cost Challenge: Hospital Survey

Oct 17, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Oct. 15—The area where hospitals struggle most to find savings is in efforts to reduce or eliminate...
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Mass. curbs academic medical center use as healthcare spending dips

Oct 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
More lower-acuity patients were treated in Massachusetts community hospitals in 2017 as the state's overall healthcare spending growth dropped to...
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Hospital execs fail to reduce costs where needed, report says

Oct 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A new Kaufman Hall report finds hospitals and health systems are making only limited progress when it comes to cutting costs, and aren't prioritizing areas like service rationalization or clinical...
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Emergency Communications Can Often Fail To Take Into Account Disabled Americans

Oct 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Missing closed captioning and other gaps for emergency communications can cut off Americans who are deaf from getting the news on life-threatening situations. Meanwhile, Florida hospitals are still recovering from Hurricane Michael....
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Ky. initiative looks to curb rise of babies in opioid withdrawal

Oct 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Kentucky Hospital Association launched a program allowing hospitals to share patient information so they can better coordinate care for babies born with opioid withdrawal...
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Hospitals' crucial work continues amid hurricane

Oct 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Patients originally at hospitals in Panama City, Florida, woke up in other facilities Friday morning after Hurricane Michael made it impossible for some health care facilities to function fully....
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No end in sight: EHRs hit hospitals' bottom lines with uncertain benefits

Oct 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Electronic health record software installations can take a financial toll on hospitals and health systems as they wrestle with temporarily lower patient volumes and disruptions to workflows, as well as higher IT...
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Hurricane Michael forces Fla. providers to evacuate

Oct 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The largest hospitals in Panama City, Fla., are shutting down and evacuating patients due to heavy damage from Hurricane...
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Texas fines Humana for out-of-network anesthesiology bills

Oct 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Humana agreed to pay Texas a $700,000 fine for failing to maintain an adequate number of in-network anesthesiologists at its contracted hospitals in four counties, which led to patients receiving surprise out-of-network...
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States call on hospitals to disclose 340B discount use

Oct 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Colorado's and Mississippi's Medicaid programs have ordered hospitals to report which medications they receive 340B discounts for, marking the latest effort to curb state drug...
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Three hospitals, with a combined market value of $60 billion, brace for Hurricane Michael's fury

Oct 11, 2018 , CNBC Health
As Hurricane Michael rapidly approaches western Florida as a Category 4 storm, some of the nation's largest publicly traded hospital operators are working to mitigate the...
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Grassley asks FTC to review hospitals' contracts with health plans

Oct 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into potentially anti-competitive contracts between hospital systems and insurers that limit plan coverage for...
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What To Know Before Going To The Doctor To Experience Less-Painful Procedures

Oct 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
There are many things that can be done to make certain medical test procedures more bearable. But the catch is patients have to ask for them and too often, nurses and doctors fail to tell their patients they are possible. Nancy Michaels, an author and speaker who advises hospitals and health-care pr......
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State Highlights: Doctors At Boston Hospitals Warned To Disclose Financial Ties Amid Sloan Kettering’s Crisis; Roundup Cancer Case Verdict Faces First Court Test

Oct 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Wisconsin, New York, Illinois, North Carolina and...
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