Green approaches save hospitals money; Data analytics key to cutting costs;

News From Around The Web

> The publication Global Healthcare suggests a number of ways hospitals can embrace green practices in order to cut costs, including proper medical waste disposal and water conservation. Article

> Deeper data analytics may help control healthcare costs in the future, InformationWeek reported. Article

Health Payer News

> The idea that Medicaid expansion will wreak havoc with state budgets due to increased hospital use by the previously-uninsured was challenged by results of a recent study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Article

Provider News

> Infection control experts blame lax federal guidelines for the spread of Ebola to two Dallas healthcare workers who cared for the country's first Ebola patient, the New York Times reported. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation(RWJF) is setting its sights on improving healthcare through data and information. In a new initiative, Data for Health, the foundation will look at how information and data on heath can be used to help people live healthier lifestyles, according to an announcement from RWJF. Article

And Finally... America's rat capital. Article

 

Suggested Articles

A commonly used format for formulary submissions has been updated to enable drug companies to share information with payers on unapproved products.

NextGen Healthcare's Rusty Frantz sounded off about hospitals opposing proposed federal data-sharing rules while also sharing data with tech giants.

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry.