Keyword: Hennepin County Medical Center
Squeezed budgets and regulatory uncertainty are pushing a number of hospitals across the country to cut back on staff.
Psychiatric care in hospitals is often lacking, but one Minnesota hospital plans to change that with a new resource center staffed with clinicians who will discuss mental health options with patients and their families.
Minnesota is among the many states to have seen uncompensated care drop significantly as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Many doctors today are experiencing burnout. From having to document patient care in the electronic health record to increased government oversight, 67 percent of physicians in Georgia, in particular, are somewhat pessimistic about the future of medicine--that’s compared with 63 percent of doctors nationally.
Burnout is a major issue among doctors and others working in the healthcare field, and hospital leaders are taking numerous steps to improve working conditions and reduce the risk.
Burnout is a persistent problem in the healthcare field but doctors say hospitals don't do enough to prevent it. Now, however, some organizations are finally taking action.
The government's push toward value-based care has led healthcare systems in the Minneapolis area to invest in primary care as a cost-effective way to manage patient populations and stimulate growth.