As healthcare increases its focus on value-based models and preventive care, how to address the socioeconomic determinants of health often comes under the microscope. In light of this, it is vital that hospitals and healthcare providers partner with community institutions, but such initiatives will only succeed if both sides understand the stakes, according to a Health Affairs blog post.
Amid an era of "merger-mania" among major U.S. health payers, many hospitals and health systems want to get into the payer business themselves to prevent the consolidations from having a negative impact on their local markets, according to Reuters.
Giving doctors more bargaining power may hurt hospitals in the long run, according to research published in Organization Science.
Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit healthcare providers must conduct periodic assessments of community health needs and that requirement may have broad implications for the future of healthcare, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
In "food deserts"--neighborhoods where sources of healthy food are few and far between--not-for-profit hospitals can help bridge the gap, according to the Boston Globe.
Hospitals saw an increase in paid nonprofit hospital board members over the past five years, a trend experts say will continue, according to a Becker's Hospital Review article.
Healthcare CEO pay is skyrocketing, with the pay of the top 500 American executives tripling since the early 1990s. But how do doctors feel about these numbers, which vastly outweigh their own compensation? Medscape Multispeciality finds out.
Connecticut lawmakers held a hearing this week regarding two bills that would put additional requirements on nonprofit hospitals that want to transition to for-profit status, CTnow reported.
In the wake of sweeping healthcare reform and shifting priorities throughout the industry, nonprofit hospitals can expect to see new trends in 2014, according to the Nonprofit Quarterly.
Health insurance exchanges could negatively affect nonprofit hospitals next year, Moody's Investors Services said in a new report.