For nurses and doctors struggling with mental health, ‘You are not alone’
With the observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, Sarah Wells of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses talks about self-care, getting help and how hospitals can help their staff.
Hospitals push for bigger federal payments for outpatient care
Advocates for health systems say a CMS proposal is insufficient, as hospitals continue to grapple with higher costs.
Aspirus Health CEO Matt Heywood talks about the system’s rapid growth
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, he discusses the planned merger with St. Luke’s in Duluth, buying several hospitals from Ascension and expanding care in rural areas.
Geisinger and the Geek Squad: Expanding home care with Best Buy Health
The health system and the retailer have seen good results in remote care management. Best Buy has been aiming to make a mark in healthcare.
‘Unconscionable’: Hospitals, doctors implore CMS to avert cuts for physician payments
The American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, and the Medical Group Management Association say the reductions would hurt providers.
Leapfrog Group, American Diabetes Association team up to recognize hospitals
For the first time, the organizations plan to honor those providing top-notch care for patients with diabetes. Leah Binder, Leapfrog CEO, talks about the new program and why she says it’s so important.
Biden urged to make improving patient safety a national priority
A presidential advisory panel recommends the White House take action to lower the number of harmful events in hospitals. Patient advocates offered praise.
‘Lifesaving’: Advocates for those with disabilities hail rule to bar discrimination in healthcare
The government has proposed new steps to ensure providers aren’t denying services. Advocates say people with disabilities too often encounter hurdles to get care.
Preparing for hurricanes and severe weather: Lessons from Tampa General Hospital
The large hospital avoided damage from Hurricane Idalia. The organization has developed detailed plans to deal with flooding, power losses and other disruptions from storms.
Telehealth and nursing homes: 9 takeaways from a key study
Researchers completed the first comprehensive analysis on telemedicine in skilled nursing facilities. Many nursing homes aren’t utilizing virtual visits.
HSHS, Prevea Health work to recover from cyberattack
The midwestern hospital system and the physician group are striving to restore full systems. They’re caring for patients, but some services have been affected.
Two Wisconsin hospital systems move closer to merger
The boards of Froedtert Health and ThedaCare have approved an agreement to form a combined system with 18 hospitals. They plan to come together at the start of the new year.
Pediatric emergency care: Black children are more likely to die
Disparities persist in mortality by race, researchers found. Improved readiness for pediatric care in hospitals appears to reduce disparities, but a gap still remains.
Augmedix works with HCA Healthcare on using AI for medical notes
The company is working with the hospital system to help physicians have an easier time with documenting patient encounters. The firm’s CEO sees potential beyond documentation.
To make progress on health equity, leaders must ‘play the long game’
Pritesh Gandhi, chief community health officer of Walmart, says hospitals and healthcare organizations need to work on long-term solutions, which is admittedly difficult.
TV ad urges Congress to prevent billions in cuts to hospitals
The 30-second spot, which is slated to appear nationally starting today, warns that reduced federal aid will hurt patient care.
Walmart’s chief community health officer sees the chance to ‘redefine health’
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, Pritesh Gandhi talks about addressing the social drivers of health at a large scale.
Legislation could add more scrutiny to healthcare mergers | Bills and Laws
A bipartisan bill would potentially give the Department of Health and Human Services a role in weighing the impact of hospital and healthcare consolidations.
Walgreens CEO steps down. What’s next?
The pharmacy chain says that Rosalind Brewer and the board mutually agreed on her exit. The company is now seeking a leader with a deep background in healthcare.
Feds unveil new staffing requirements for nursing homes: Impact and reactions
The government says the proposal will help residents and staff. Nursing homes and hospitals say the move could force some facilities to close.
In Oregon, a nurse staffing law is now in effect. Will it happen nationwide?
The Oregon measure sets minimum levels in all hospitals. Other states are looking at nurse staffing levels, and lawmakers in Congress have introduced legislation.
Amid flooding from Hurricane Idalia, Tampa General Hospital avoids damage
The hospital used its ‘AquaFence’ to protect the main campus, even as Tampa suffered some flooding. The hospital resumed normal operations and said it’s ready to aid those in hard-hit areas.
Hurricane Idalia causes Florida hospitals to evacuate, move patients
Some hospitals had to close facilities and delay procedures due to the powerful storm.
Hospitals see drop in patient volume and revenue
Health systems saw declines in both inpatient and outpatient care in July. Hospitals are likely to still see some challenges in the near future, according to Kaufman Hall.
University of Tennessee Medical Center president: ‘It’s not about me’ | My Favorite Mistake
Keith Gray, who became UTMC president in July, says he learned that he needed to focus on the needs of others as a leader.
HCA Healthcare, Google Cloud team to accelerate use of AI in hospitals
The hospital system and tech giant say they are partnering on programs to reduce some administrative hassles for doctors and nurses in producing patient records.
Biden administration unveils 10 drugs for price negotiations: Takeaways and reactions
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services named the first prescription drugs selected for negotiation. The president has made lowering healthcare costs a top priority, but the impact of this remains to be seen.
James Quarles: Build a ‘culture of scrappiness’ | Lessons for Leaders
A venture chair at Redesign Health, Quarles says young companies should start small, stay focused, and be sure they have a product that fits the market.
‘Unprecedented decline’: Here’s how much the hospital patient experience fell in the pandemic
A RAND Corporation study found patient satisfaction scores plunged across the country, among all types of hospitals.
Stress U: Many college students struggle with mental health
Some are battling anxiety and depression, including worries about paying bills and loans. Seli Fakorzi of TimelyCare, a telehealth company that works with colleges, talks about mental health on campus.
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