Building on the success of a two-year study that determined that videoconferencing significantly reduced hospital readmissions, Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health has partnered with its parent organization, Ascension Health Alliance, to form a joint venture that officially will launch a remote care management program next month with the goal of scaling the program on a national level.
Low-cost, high-quality care requires an all-hands-on-deck commitment across all industries, according to a coalition of national groups representing hospitals, insurers, employers and consumers.
Although it's banned for doing business in Minnesota for the next two years, Chicago-based Accretive Health just signed a new billion-dollar contract with a health system in Missouri.
As the pace of hospital mergers increases, the challenges of integrating disparate electronic health records between different institutions also grows
Liberation of patient data was underlying theme at this week's Health Data Initiative Forum--aka Health Datapalooza--in Washington, D.C. In addition to several discussions about the most effective ways of using patient data for the greater good of healthcare, the government made a handful of announcements ranging from new initiatives to challenges.
Caregivers often are an overlooked group when it comes to supporting telehealth programs, according to a telehealth pilot study at Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health recently profiled in
St. Louis's massive, $15 billion Catholic health system, Ascension Health, announced yesterday its plan to merge with Chicago's Alexian Brothers Health System, the Chicago Tribune reports. Financial
Ascension Health, the country's largest Roman Catholic hospital system, will open a new service center in Indianapolis, creating 500 new jobs by 2013, according to a press release issued jointly by
At Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich., managers want the contract changed to a "policy," which would allow it to make unilateral changes whenever it chooses. The hospital continues to insist
Three major health systems that have jointly developed more than 1,000 clinical order sets are joining with Zynx Health to market the order sets to other providers implementing computerized physician