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3 ways design can help critical access hospitals

Amid turbulent times for the nation's rural healthcare providers, rethinking design could make critical access hospitals (CAHs) more efficient, according to Healthcare Design Magazine.

Moores Cancer Center among precision medicine pioneers

When President Barack Obama touted the development of precision medicine in his recent State of the Union address, a chorus of experts weighed in on the feasibility of the initiative. But for some healthcare facilities, the use of genomics to improve the treatment and prevention of diseases is already a reality.

How healthcare organizations can promote patient-centered care

Organizations' strategies for patient-centered care are often unsustainable in the long term. In an interview with Becker's Hospital Review, Susan Frampton, Ph.D., president of the Connecticut-based nonprofit advocacy and membership organization Planetree explains how providers can prioritize patient-centered care. 

Top payers, providers form alliance to promote Triple Aim

Several leading healthcare providers and payers announced a new alliance aimed at hastening the healthcare industry's transition to value-based models that reduce costs and strengthen outcomes.

How much hospital security is too much?

With workplace violence becoming an ever more common threat in the healthcare industry, recent incidents have led hospital leaders to question whether their security plans are strong enough--or if some measures might go too far.

Feds: 50 percent of FFS payments tied to quality initiatives by 2018

As part of its mission to reduce unnecessary care while improving patient outcomes, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this week it will dramatically reform how it pays providers for treating Medicare patients in the coming years.

Narrow networks top barrier to cancer-care referrals

Sixty percent of physicians have difficulty referring their patients for appropriate cancer care, with such challenges correlating significantly with decreased professional satisfaction, according to a study published in  Cancer.

'Patient navigators' reduced readmissions, overuse of ER in pilot program

The use of "patient navigators" can significantly reduce the overuse of emergency departments and the number of hospital readmissions, according to a recent study.   

4 ways to reduce unnecessary care

As reducing unnecessary care becomes increasingly important in a value-based care environment, healthcare providers must take action--and stop making excuses, according to a post from consulting firm Navigant.

'July Effect' does not lengthen procedures

Although the "July Effect," under which medical errors are believed to increase as new physicians begin their residencies, is well-documented, but it typically does not increase the length of surgeries during the month, according to research presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' 2015 Practice Management Meeting.