Hospital noise interrupts patients' sleep patterns, influences their blood pressure and puts added stress on hospital staff--all reasons for organizations to find ways to reduce the constant commotion. Here are five ways to silence the noise.
Health systems must make the most of employed physicians, and get the most value and quality for their money. Physician alignment and cohesion into a health system are key to successful and profitable integration. Hospitals & Health Networks shared the five A's of differentiating physicians to give hospitals a competitive advantage.
Healthcare providers expect the industry shift to value-based contracts will negatively impact their organizations' bottom lines, according to a new survey by KPMG, LLP.
Wages for Johns Hopkins Hospital employees, while comparable to other Baltimore hospitals, are far below those of other top hospitals nationwide, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.
More hospitals participate in accountable care organizations and group purchasing organizations in hopes of improving cost efficiencies, according to a new report from ITG Market Research. In addition, many now seek partnerships with federal and private payers for risk-based models like shared savings and bundled payments.
Readmissions could drop as much as 20 percent if community pharmacists work with high-risk patients after discharge on counseling and medication management, according to a recent study announcement.
As hospitals across the country work to reduce costs from emergency department "frequent flyers," some Florida hospitals tackle the problem by coordinating care and targeting patients with chronic conditions, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.
Despite the mounting backlash against increasing healthcare CEO pay, attributing it merely to greed is an oversimplification, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
The government wants input from a panel of nine healthcare industry experts and leaders to help select a new for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary--and one of the panelists is Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, M.D., who recently turned down the job, Reuters reported.
The recruitment process for healthcare CEOs and executives needs a "fundamental shift," argues an opinion piece in Becker's Hospital Review.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) acquired enough signatures to put two hospital initiatives up for a ballot vote in November, according to the Boston Business Journal.
As the healthcare industry shifts toward value-based metrics, patient engagement is a hot-button issue. Two recent articles examine the monetary side and technology aspect of patient engagement, and the important role they play in working with healthcare consumers to improve quality of care.
In an effort to boost employee morale and provide a living wage, one Texas hospital is using money once designated for executive bonuses to give it's frontline employees a raise, according to Think Progress.
A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives wants the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to work with Congress to keep Medicare's Hospital Readmission Reduction Program from hurting hospitals that primarily serve elderly, low-income patients and "dual eligibles."
Hospital administrators that want to strengthen their organizations' relationships with female patients should emphasize care quality and outcomes, which women tend to prioritize over cost, according to a new report from Healthgrades.
The Joint Commission issued a sentinel event alert to prevent infection from misuse of vials in hospitals.
St. Luke's Health System in Idaho filed an appeal last week to reverse U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill's decision to unwind the physician acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group, according to court documents filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
To help offset the healthcare cost crisis in a post-Affordable Care Act world, there are three ways providers can slash prices, according to Meredith Rosenthal, Ph.D., associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, a presenter at last week's AHIP Institute in Seattle
Bonuses tied to wait times for care treatment weren't the only factors leading to the scandal that rocked the Veterans Administration--government decisions made years ago and a surge of patients helped drive the current mess, according to a USA Today report.