Where healthcare challenges find solutions
Healthcare systems often have been slow to use limited funding on advanced technologies. Read about innovations that have added efficiencies, improved patient outcomes and curbed costs.
While interest in revenue growth remains high, cost structure and management were health executives' top concerns last year, according to Advisory Board's national survey. »
Health systems are putting leading-edge digital tools to the test by applying them to mundane administrative tasks, which machines are more suited for anyway.
In the middle of 2017, healthcare organizations and other companies were hit with two huge ransomware attacks. The struggle for digital security continues.
Nurse practitioners provide an increasing proportion of primary care, but how Medicare pays for nurse training is based on formulas that predate the existence of most advanced practice programs.
As a thought leader with a trifecta of medical expertise, policy prowess and communication skills, Dr. Atul Gawande is seen as an ideal pick to lead the joint venture. But his other responsibilities and limited business background could stymie his impact.
The largest Catholic health system in the country launched its subsidiary Agilify, which looks to replace labor-intensive, repetitive tasks with software automation for organizations across all industries.
MedPAC found that a CMS program to reduce hospital readmissions didn't cause a spike in observation stays. The report is in response to research that showed hospitals would put people in observation status to avoid penalties.
The AMA issued its first-ever policy on what it's calling "augmented intelligence," encouraging the healthcare industry to focus on improving patient outcomes and provider satisfaction.
At Modern Healthcare's 2018 Transformation Summit, healthcare leaders discussed the future of the industry, including the importance of digital tools and old-fashioned human empathy.
Since Advance Medical's focus lies outside the U.S., the acquisition will help Teladoc serve U.S. multinational employers, a third of whose employees are outside the country.
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