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7 emerging healthcare trends

PwC has released its list of the top issues within the healthcare industry for 2015.

Hospitals embrace social media, but have yet to realize its full benefits

The use of social media among U.S. hospitals is greater than previously thought, although the impact it has on patients and populations remains unknown, according to new research published in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

How to build a successful hospital fundraising campaign

A science- and art-based philanthropy helped Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota quintuple its fundraising and exceed its goals for its primary campaign, the architects of the initiative wrote in  H&HN Daily.

Urgent care relieves pressure on ERs, but at what cost?

New York State's Public Health Council is recommending tighter regulations for the rapidly growing urgent care sector, as patient advocates call for a better system for filing complaints about urgent care centers and making clear whether care is coming from doctors or physician assistants, NBC 4 New York reported.

Gallup Poll: Ebola, healthcare costs and care access top concerns of Americans

A new Gallup poll reveals that healthcare costs, access to care Ebola are the top three concerns of Americans

Consumer choice reshapes the hospital experience

Healthcare providers are behind the times when it comes to providing the choices, transparency and experiences today's consumer expects, according to a new survey by Strategy&, a management consultancy.

3 ways to boost health insurance literacy

If the average patient's ability to understand medical information is poor, the U.S. public's comprehension of the current healthcare/insurance system is in dire need of improvement. 

Jeter's branding philosophy can be a home run for hospitals

Hospitals and other organizations can learn a lot from newly retired Yankees great Derek Jeter when it comes to branding themselves as winners, according to an article in Forbes.

3 essential steps to ensure a successful hospital opening

There's more to opening a new hospital than laying the cornerstone and completing construction, the CEO of the new Victory Medical Center Fort Worth in Texas writes in an article published by  Becker's Hospital Review.

Assault case shines light on hospital patient privacy, social media policies

Lansdale (Pennsylvania) Hospital, part of the Abington Health system, has fired an emergency room technician who posted pictures of patient X-rays and two severed fingers and described different patients in her Twitter account, according to  insurancenews.net  via the  Philadelphia Inquirer.