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Think safety net hospitals are set up to fail on readmissions? Here's how one is succeeding

Think safety net hospitals are set up to fail on readmissions? Here's how one is succeeding

Advocates say safety net hospitals are unfairly punished by new penalties for readmissions. Bellevue Hospital has found strategies to give it an edge in that battle.


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Most improved safety net hospitals, 2013-17

Most improved safety net hospitals, 2013-17

A list of 161 hospitals or hospital groups, ranked by the five-year change in readmissions penalties, 2013-17. Institutions are all members of America's Essential Hospitals. Readmissions penalties are assigned by CMS Certification Number, so in hospital groups that share a single number, only the...


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Epic EHR costs push ProMedica into the red

Epic EHR costs push ProMedica into the red

ProMedica, a health system based in Toledo, Ohio, is in the middle of installing an Epic Systems Corp. electronic health record, and that transition led to some financial pain in the first half of 2016.

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