A Texas hospital is adopting a short-stay model--treating patients for admissions that last 24 hours or less--and it may be a model other providers emulate, according to the Port Arthur News.
I am hopeful the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposal to bundle payments for hip and knee joint replacement surgeries will become operational by early next year. But I...
Several prominent hospital groups have been urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to consider hospital-sponsored housing as a community benefit, AHA News Now has reported.
Oncologists are so irked over the rapidly escalating cost of drugs used to treat their patients that they are making fairly radical policy proposals and have begun monitoring prices for treatments.
There are many frightening security scenarios in the healthcare realm, from having personal data stolen from your medical records to input mistakes regarding needed medication in digital files.
Assessing electronic clinical quality measures based on an electronic health record system's functionalities can help pinpoint how to improve EHR design and determine how to best help physician practices better patient care, according to a study published this month in eGEMS (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).
Mobile healthcare tech adoption is lagging for more than a few reasons, writes health technology consultant David Lee Scher, M.D., despite the fact big name tech companies are investing in the market.
Individuals enrolled in traditional health insurance plans in 2014 were more satisfied with their coverage and care than those enrolled in either consumer-driven health plans or high-deductible health plans.
There is a constituency paying a steep price decisions not to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act: local and regional hospitals, and often facilities that serve the public.
The Affordable Care Act and the move from volume-based to value-based care was supposed to transform how the industry paid providers. But little has changed, according to a new study in the Annals of Family Medicine,