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How UPMC used big data and integrated care to reduce readmissions

Healthcare providers are always on the lookout for strategies to reduce preventable readmissions, and leaders at one of the nation's foremost integrated health systems say the answer lies in integrating provider and payer operations, according to MobiHealthNews.

7 ways hospitals can rebuild community trust

Any number of incidents can erode a community's trust in a hospital, from a nasty disease outbreak to a slow corrosion of the hospital-community relationship over time. But both types of lost trust can be repaired, according to an article in Becker's Hospital Review.

Healthcare stereotyping can negatively affect patient outcomes

Stereotyping patients according to their age, race, weight, socioeconomic status, gender or other factors can have negative impacts on their health, according to new research. 

U.S. News reveals methodology behind hospital rankings

Editors and analysts revealed the methodology behind the  U.S. News & World Report  healthcare quality ratings at the 2015 U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow Conference

Partnerships bring urban specialties to suburban hospitals

The financial realities of post-reform healthcare are pushing top-of-the-line medical services once available only in major, big city hospitals into suburbs and smaller communities.

How millennial parents will reshape healthcare marketing

Amid an increasingly consumer-centered healthcare industry and the emerging influence of millennials on the market, healthcare providers are overhauling their pediatric marketing strategies for millennial parents, according to new research from the marketing firm Marcus Thomas LLC.

Patient tweets may reveal insights into health outcomes, hospital experiences

​Every day social media posts may provide insights about health, health outcomes and the quality of care at hospitals, according to two new studies published in the journal  BMJ Quality & Safety.

Top healthcare influencers on Twitter

HealthJoy has released a list of the top 100 influencers in healthcare on Twitter. 

Rush University Medical Center joins online review-posting trend

Rush University Medical Center has become the first organization in the Midwest to post the results of patient surveys in the profiles of individual physicians on its website.

New York's North Shore-LIJ starts posting patient reviews online

Long Island-based North Shore-LIJ Medical Group has started posting reviews of its doctors online, making it the first large medical group in the New York metropolitan area to do so.