October 2nd 2023
The health system recently captured the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality prize. Main Line has earned high marks for its focus on behavioral health and health equity.
The nation’s largest nursing organization says it is formally recognizing cannabis nursing as a specialty practice.
September 29th 2023
Nearly half of those who have used telehealth have only done so once, according to a new report from Trilliant Health. Some patients still want to be seen in person.
September 28th 2023
It’s a different approach for the federal government’s largest source of funds for health research.
September 27th 2023
Healthcare workers can engage colleagues who are struggling and let them know they aren’t alone. Leaders also need to be checking on their teams.
Inside Intermountain Healthcare’s $600M campaign to reimagine pediatric care
The system aims to expand options at its children's hospital and provide more care for kids in their communities. Katy Welkie and David Flood of Intermountain talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about the effort.
Electronic prior authorization plan from feds hailed as 'positive step'
Health systems say prior authorization hurts patient care and adds to clinician burnout. The CMS is proposing reform measures that have produced some optimism, but health leaders say other steps are needed.
Men are more likely to get drugs to prevent heart disease. Women are more likely to be told to eat less and exercise.
Researchers found women were less likely to be prescribed drugs to lower cholesterol. Physicians must understand women don’t face a lower risk of heart disease, researchers say.
Nursing profession is ‘beyond burnout,’ and needs greater attention
The healthcare system doesn’t have a sustainable model of nursing, says Rebecca Love of IntelyCare. And she’s trying to get more people to focus on the problems.
Atrium Health, Advocate Aurora Health complete merger, and more hospital deals could follow
The systems say they have now formally merged to create Advocate Health, forming one of America’s largest hospital systems. Analysts have said it could pave the way for more consolidations.
How continuous temperature monitoring can lead to early sepsis detection, and help nurses | Ruth Phillips
The benefits stretch beyond sepsis management, but its use in this setting could make a meaningful difference for patients and healthcare providers.
Hospitals could be cited for failing to prevent violence, CMS says
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid advise health systems about their responsibilities to protect staff and patients, and the agency says it will take action against those who aren’t doing enough.
Gun death rate rises to 28-year high: 6 key takeaways
Researchers found some alarming trends in firearm deaths in recent years. The study raises important questions for public health approaches to reduce gun deaths.
Calm moves into healthcare and is excited about its prospects
The company’s app on relaxation and mindfulness is used by millions. Now, Calm is offering mental health services with ‘Calm Health.’
Oracle Health’s Nasim Afsar discusses tech and equity in healthcare
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, the chief health officer of Oracle Health talks about the role of data in closing disparities. She also offers guidance for hospitals aiming to improve equity in care.
Moving health equity from goals to reality
Several experts discussed ways to close disparities among disadvantaged groups during a panel at the HLTH Conference. They stressed working with communities and measuring data to see if interventions are working.
Insurers say No Surprises Act helps millions, hospitals say aspects remain flawed
Groups representing doctors and hospitals say they support the spirit of the law, but a process to resolve billing disputes is tilted in favor of insurers.
Online shopping for healthcare? Why health systems should merchandise care | Derek Streat
Just as Americans are shopping online for the holidays, patients should be able to have the same convenience in finding the care that they need.
Accelerating value-based care: Why health plans now hold the keys | Viewpoint
Health plans possess the back-end technology powering value-based models and the patient information that will empower more equitable care.
Gundersen Health System, Bellin Health say ‘merger of equals’ will close Nov. 30
The two systems are creating a new organization with 11 hospitals serving patients in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa.
Accenture’s Brian Kalis discusses the need to ‘rethink care delivery’
He spoke with Chief Healthcare Executive about controlling costs, thinking about the long-term, labor shortages and what healthcare leaders should be doing.
The challenge of developing digital solutions for mental health
Many digital products in behavioral health are aimed at the ‘worried well.’ Those looking to develop solutions for mental illness need to involve clinicians and patients in designing products.
Solving the blindspots in transitional care | Manpreet Singh Dhalla
CMS is moving to a value-based reimbursement program for home health agencies. This change represents a generational opportunity for agencies to implement new models of in-home care.
Addressing healthcare inequities through advanced treatment validation solutions | Tiffany Avery
Health systems must implement proven tech solutions that aggregate evidence-based data and protocols to determine treatment plans that provide the best outcomes for all patients.
Oracle is ‘jumping in the water’ in healthcare | HLTH Conference
David Feinberg, chairman of Oracle Health, talked about Oracle’s acquisition of Cerner, the need to fix electronic health records and transforming the industry.
Digital health market in ‘correction’, rebound may take time | HLTH Conference
Founders of health tech companies can find success, but they’ll need sound business plans. Investors are doing more homework before putting money into new companies.
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra: ‘We’re not done with COVID’ | HLTH Conference
While he said the virus isn’t the destructive force it was even a year ago, too many are dying from the virus. He also discussed long Covid and the federal government’s newest research agency.
Hospitals improved patient safety in past decade, but much work remains, Leapfrog Group says
The watchdog organization released its fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grades, and it’s the 10th year of the group’s report cards. Hospitals made great strides before the COVID-19 pandemic, but gains have been lost.
Geisinger CEO Jaewon Ryu makes case for value-based care | HLTH Conference
The head of the Pennsylvania healthcare system cites the ability to invest in programs to help patients live healthier lives. And he says those efforts are paying off.
Google Cloud CEO sees bright future with healthcare partnerships | HLTH Conference
The company announces a new collaboration with Epic to give providers more choices on the cloud, and new accelerators to help health organizations do more with their data.
CMS leader says health innovation must be accessible to everyone | HLTH Conference
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said technological advances don't do enough if disadvantaged patients can't benefit from them.
‘Enough is enough’: AMA president pushes back against disinformation in medicine
In a speech over the weekend, the head of the American Medical Association cited lies aimed at doctors about abortion, gender-affirming care, and threats against physicians.
Kaiser Permanente CEO Greg Adams on inclusion: ‘This is who we are’ | HLTH Conference
He talked about efforts to confront racism, the social factors affecting health, and he urged leaders to own the opportunity to make things better.
HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen touts technology and partnerships | HLTH Conference
Even with difficult economic headwinds, HCA is moving forward with its agenda to transform care, and partnerships are a key ingredient, he says.
The HLTH Conference kicks off: What you need to know
The fifth annual event is drawing thousands of healthcare leaders and innovators to Las Vegas.
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