The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is implementing new strategies to reach out to adults, USA Today reports.
The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisc., lost an average of $331 for every patient in observation care compared to a net of $2,163 for patients who are admitted, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, primarily because reimbursement for observation stays didn't cover the cost of care.
Jenn Riggle, vice president at Weber Shandwick Worldwide and member of its healthcare practice, offers five marketing lessons hospital leaders can learn from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in a blog post for Hospital Impact.
Post-intensive care syndrome among ICU patients is becoming more common, doctors say, with as many as 80 percent of ICU survivors suffering some sort of cognitive or brain dysfunction, negatively impacted by the very medication or technology that save their lives, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the startup genetic testing company 23andMe to stop DNA tests for potential patient safety risks, fearing the results may mislead customers.
Healthcare leaders can motivate staff through the use of stories, according to a Fox Business column.
A New Hampshire hospital is suing David Kwiatkowski--the technician who pleaded guilty to infecting 32 patients with hepatitis C last year in the hospital's cardiac catheterization lab--as well as the agencies that placed him there, to recoup a portion of the money it is paying out in patient settlements.
Hospitals in the Garden State spent approximately $998 million on charity care in 2012, a $2.5 million increase from the previous year, according to NJ.com
Fear of dealing with the complexity of the medical system poses a bigger obstacle to healthcare reform than the problems with HealthCare.gov, a former healthcare navigator writes in The Daily Yonder.
Some of the top U.S. hospitals in states that failed to expand Medicaid are closing their doors or laying off employees, leaving remaining hospitals with less staff and patients with less treatment options, traveling farther for care, Bloomberg reported.
Although they still represent a minority of Americans, those who believe doctors should try to save a patient's life in all circumstances are increasing in number, according to a new survey from Pew Research Forum.
For the first time in five years, Americans believe cost--not acess to healthcare--is the most urgent health program facing the country today, according to the latest Gallup poll.
Improving patient satisfaction is on all hospitals' radar screens, but it's not easy to do considering no two patients are the same or have the same needs. To give you some ideas, FierceHealthcare found four of the best videos on YouTube for improving patient experience.
More patients are turning to hospitals and insurers to provide information on costs of procedures and treatments when making care decisions and choosing providers, according to a new TransUnion Healthcare survey.
With U.S. healthcare facilities spending more about $8.8 billion a year on energy, hospitals are implementing the U.S. Department of Energy's "Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities," which is yielding major savings during a time when many hospitals face budget constraints, GreenBiz.com reported.
Social media could play a role in helping health officials track an outbreak or spread of the flu, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Minnesota hospitals are implementing new safety protocols in response to threats to healthcare workers, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.
Rural hospitals need to look for leaders who fit their mission and act like a big-city operation in order to attract a competitive CEO. writes Beth A. Nelson, a consultant for the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, in Oak Brook, Ill., in an article for Hospitals & Health Networks.