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3 keys to a successful population health management approach

An organization's transition to manage the health of certain populations is often met with obstacles, but there are three strategies that will improve your chances of establishing a practical and effective approach, according to an article in  Becker's Hospital Review.

HIT professionals must have 'customer empathy' when creating software

To create software that works, health IT professionals need to have "customer empathy," said Todd Dunn, director of innovation for Intermountain Healthcare's I.S. Organization.

Ebola Watch: Nurses plan protests over lack of preparedness in US hospitals

National Nurses United, which has repeatedly warned that nurses are unprepared to handle patients with the deadly Ebola virus, will hold protests in at least 14 states and the District of Columbia to demand tougher Ebola safety precautions in U.S. hospitals.

Despite hospital safety process improvements, outcomes backslide

The fall 2014 update to Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Score reveals a mixed bag of news about U.S. hospitals. Overall, of the 2,520 hospitals scored, 790 earned an "A," 688 earned a "B," 868 earned a "C," 148 earned a "D" and 26 earned an "F." In addition, several states moved up into the "A" rankings, including Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia and New Jersey, according to an announcement.

Traditional communication isn't enough: Use entertainment education to fight Ebola

Guest post by Andrea J. Simon, Ph.D., a former marketing, branding and culture change senior vice president at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. She also is president and CEO of Simon...

Insurers optimistic about member growth for 2015

Health insurance companies are optimistic about member growth leading into open enrollment, which is set to kick off Nov. 15. 

Are hospitals being punished by Medicare for treating poor patients?

Medicare may penalize many hospitals for patient readmissions due to circumstances that are beyond their control, accor ding to   Forbes  contributor Peter Ubel.

Use patients, families as experts to improve quality

Hospitals could improve quality and safety if they engaged patients and their families in improvement initiatives, experts say.

Consumer-driven healthcare could help empty hospital beds

The shift toward consumer-driven healthcare could wind up cutting the number of patients receiving care via the hospital inpatient setting by as much as 40 percent over the long term, according to a new report by the Oliver Wyman consulting firm.

Study finds savings, care improvements in Blue Cross global budget model

A global budget reimbursement model improved the quality of patient care and lowered costs in its first four years, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers...