The past decade has seen a proliferation in the number of stand-alone emergency departments. But in some markets, the saturation is too much to handle.
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New Hampshire's example shows how the VA can work with private-sector hospitals to deliver care for veterans without long delays.
The American Hospital Association in September will launch its Center for Health Innovation, which aims to spread best practices across the membership. AHA Board Chair Nancy Howell Agee has been a key driver behind the association's efforts to address innovation.
Healthcare consultants question whether health systems have the data analytics skills necessary to lower the cost of care and improve outcomes through direct contracts with large employers.
Female executives are being urged to take charge in creating a healthcare system that keeps people healthy by looking beyond clinical processes to social determinants.
A list of the nation's 25 largest healthcare executive search firms, ranked by total number of U.S. placements made for senior-level (senior VP and above)healthcare executives in 2017. Source: Modern Healthcare's 13th annual Executive Search Firms Survey. Published August 13, 2018, p. 34.
The respective governing boards at Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives have encountered multiple setbacks in their quest to merge the two organizations since formal negotiations began in 2016, and there are few indications that they will consummate the deal soon.
Healthcare is one-fifth of the nation's economy and a job creator, adding 16,700 positions in July, on top of the 25,200 added in June. So it is a bit of a head scratcher as to why industry executives weren't part of the conversation.
On her first day back at work after maternity leave, nurse Rebecca Tafaro Boyer asked her husband to send hourly updates on their son, William. The request may have saved his life.
There's no shortage of webinars focused on public health issues this week, including Zika, preparing for infectious disease outbreaks on public transit, and better explaining genomics to patients.
Early population health management supporter Dr. Lee Sacks is retiring as Advocate Aurora Health CMO and founding CEO of Advocate Physician Partners, after a total of more than 40 years at the system.
Healthcare's new operating environment will require openness to change, willingness to listen to customers and front-line staff, and courage to radically redesign systems to improve quality and cut costs.
Data show a significant variation in utilization and cost of opioid-related treatment, which may be explained by provider capacity, coverage networks or financial incentives.
Giving providers cost and risk information at the point of care might lead to fewer unnecessary tests and lower costs.
A giant statue of Toys R Us mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe that once adorned the now-bankrupt company's headquarters has found a new home at a New Jersey children's hospital.
The central role of Catholic religious rules in the CHI-Dignity merger highlights the challenges healthcare organizations face as they increasingly partner to gain scale and survive in the tough new healthcare landscape.
Mental healthcare chatbots, a fibromyalgia-spotting AI tool, and magic sand.
University of Pennsylvania Health System recently announced it will phase out drinks with added sugar. The hospital system said in a statement the changes were part of an effort to help people dealing with heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses.
While proposed changes to site-neutral pay, 340B and ambulatory surgery center reimbursement would not alone significantly hit the hospital sector's overall credit quality, it would add to ongoing pressures, according to Moody's Investors Service.