FierceHealthcare explores potential technological, legislative and educational fixes to the primary care physician shortage.
Healthcare leaders and providers must become comfortable talking about end-of-life care and death with patients, as the discussion is more important now than ever before, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
In a world where patients and consumers can look up healthcare prices and hospital ratings online, the industry faces increased competition and transparency, and must enhance patient experience to stay relevant, according to a recent Forbes piece.
In my last Hospital Impact blog post, I wrote about recent research that my firm conducted for a healthcare client, contacting various hospitals in the Northeast to better understand how they treated patients searching for cancer care options.
This mystery shopping experience, particularly from our anthropological perspective, raised questions about what healthcare leaders are missing if they really want to deliver the exceptional patient- and family-centered care they so often promise and promote. Disappointingly, they seem unwilling to see, feel and think about their business with fresh eyes.
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What does the future hold for hospitals and healthcare? Patient engagement, better mental health services, partnering with pharmacies, innovation and different reimbursement models, according to a panel discussion at Wednesday's Health Care Forum 2014, sponsored by The Economist.
Chief compliance officers can help heavily regulated hospitals manage risk and regulatory landscape in an ever-changing healthcare industry, according to new PwC findings.
Flu vaccine coverage is inadequate for healthcare workers, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Reputation plays a key role in consumer preference when it comes to acute care hospitals, author Susan Neisloss wrote in a recent Hospitals & Health Networks article. To preserve your hospital's reputation, she suggested three elements to a crisis management plan.
Programs focused on healthcare "super-users"--the small percentage of Medicaid patients who make up most of the program's spending--are making progress reducing spending and hospitalizations, according to USA Today.
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