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 27th 2023
The warehouse’s members will be able to get virtual care appointments for $29. Sesame CEO David Goldhill is aiming to add more convenience to healthcare.
September 23rd 2023
Seattle Children's appoints a chief scientific officer, and others take on new roles.
September 20th 2023
Boston Medical Center and University of Chicago Medicine ranked high in the Lown Institute’s list of racially inclusive hospitals. Leaders share their insights.
The think tank ranked the hospitals that fared best in opening its doors to all. The institute also identified metro areas with high segregation.
Transgender patients face barriers in cancer care: Study
Some patients are less likely to adhere to cancer screening programs, researchers say. Clinicians lack knowledge in treating transgender patients, a barrier that must be addressed.
One in four U.S. hospitals provide full transparency on prices, report says
About half are providing some price data, but many are offering information that is incomplete, according to Patient Rights Advocate.
After strong year, TailorMed looks to help more patients, hospitals with financial needs
The company says it secured more than $1.7 billion to aid patients in 2022. Vince King of TailorMed talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about the company and its prospects for growth.
Current Health CEO Christoper McGhee says care is coming home
He talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the growth of hospital-at-home programs, Best Buy’s purchase of Current Health, and how leaders can help make home-based care succeed.
Four ways urgent care clinics can retain patients and seize growth opportunities | Adam Steinberg
Clinics must take new approaches to nurture the relationships they built during the pandemic and ensure they are delivering the experience that will encourage patients to return.
Healthcare workers are less satisfied with jobs than other industries, and some have had enough
A Qualtrics survey found healthcare workers have a wide number of frustrations, and nearly 4 in 10 said they are considering finding other jobs.
Number of Americans delaying care due to cost reaches 22-year high: Gallup
The polling organization also reported the largest year-over-year increase in deferred healthcare since first tracking the issue in 2001.
Healthgrades releases its rankings of America’s top 50 hospitals for 2023
The organization evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals and measured their performance among common procedures.
Medicare Advantage enrollment surpasses 30 million
Nearly half of all Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage programs. Insurers hailed the milestone, but lawmakers have pressed for reforms, citing delays in approval for treatments.
Cancer deaths are dropping, but disparities persist in women, minority groups
Generally, cancer rates aren’t dropping as quickly in women. And Black women with breast cancer are far more likely to die than white women.
One in four hospital patients suffers adverse events, and some can be avoided
Researchers found about a quarter of adverse events are preventable, according to a new study. But many hospitals rely on voluntary reporting, so some adverse events likely aren't being captured.
Healthcare industry facing ‘an access crisis’
From finding primary care doctors to areas without obstetrics services, patients are struggling to get the care they need. Stephanie Kovalick of Sage Growth Partners talks about the implications for healthcare providers.
LeanTaaS looks to gain strength in hospital market
The company touts the value of its software in helping hospitals serve more patients and unlock their capacity. Sanjeev Agrawal, LeanTaaS president, spoke with Chief Healthcare Executive about the firm’s growth.
After Damar Hamlin tragedy, health leaders urge wider CPR training
The Buffalo Bills player remains hospitalized as millions pray for his recovery. Doctors stress the importance of CPR training, since most who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital don’t survive.
Why providers must do more to see that patients get their medication
Healthcare organizations must ensure patients can afford their prescriptions to reduce the risks of complications, Nele Jessel of athenahealth suggests.
Chief Healthcare Executive’s most popular patient experience stories of 2022
Continuing our rundown of the top stories with readers, we look at features focused on patients and where hospitals are succeeding and where they can improve.
Many hospitals sue patients or turn to collectors for medical debts: Report
An investigation by KHN found that hospitals are being aggressive in going after patients for unpaid bills.
Why health systems must embrace empathy as an imperative
If hospitals and healthcare organizations want to show how much they value their patients, they must listen to them, says Adrienne Boissy of Qualtrics.
Up to 250,000 deaths tied to incorrect E.R. diagnosis, study finds; critics say research is flawed
Patient advocates said the federal report should be used to drive meaningful change. Emergency medicine groups faulted the study and said it will deter people from going to the hospital.
Hospital leaders aim to offer more care at home, but they face some hurdles
Most healthcare executives surveyed said they’re offering some type of home-based care. But they said staffing remains a big challenge.
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.
Amid ‘triple threat’ of RSV, flu, and COVID-19, emergency doctors plead for help
Hospitals are filled with patients with respiratory illnesses, and flu hospitalizations are the highest in more than a decade. Now, more people are being treated in hospitals for COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
VillageMD, backed by Walgreens, reaches $8.9B deal to buy Summit Health
It’s another sign of the evolving healthcare market. Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Roz Brewer called it ‘transformational for our U.S. Healthcare segment.’
Life and debt: TailorMed aims to remove financial barriers for patients
Ian Manners, chief strategy officer of TailorMed, talked with us about the company’s work with health systems and lessons for hospitals in helping patients manage big medical bills.
Text messages can reduce hospital readmissions: Study
Researchers found an automated, 30-day text messaging program engaged patients and lowered their odds of needing acute care services.
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