October 3rd 2023
Main Line Health CEO Jack Lynch says it’s impossible to talk about better outcomes without focusing on closing disparities in underserved groups.
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.
Measuring patient experience: Evaluating healthcare quality with modern tech | Inga Shugalo
Automated solutions help measure the patient experience efficiently, gain essential insight into what patients think, and allow providers to act on that knowledge.
Federally Qualified Health Centers battling issues with staffing, digital technology
A survey of executives find recruiting and retention are top challenges, along with improving the patient experience and expanding digital health options.
These hospitals are rated as America’s most socially responsible
Only 2% of the nation’s hospitals earned recognition from the Lown Institute. Some were singled out for their success even with a high concentration of COVID-19 patients.
Healthgrades names top hospitals for patient experience in 2022
The organization evaluated more than 3,000 hospitals, but only a small portion were honored. Two hospitals improved in every category.
Government investment in doulas could improve Black maternal health outcomes
Black women are more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications as White women. Doulas are one way to improve these outcomes for Black women.
Hospital to home: Patients need a better transition
A study of more than 1,200 patients identifies significant gaps, but researchers also offer practical ways health systems can do better for patients.
Patient groups oppose CMS plan to suppress reporting on some safety measures
The agency said some data would be skewed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Critics say the move could harm patients and deprives the public of vital information.
Leapfrog Group CEO Leah Binder urges hospitals to focus more on patient safety
Healthcare leaders need to make safety a much higher priority, and employers are ‘fed up’ with the data they are seeing, she says.
Leapfrog Group CEO Leah Binder seeks more transparency in pediatric care
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, Binder says she’s concerned parents say they don’t know how to report problems. All pediatric hospitals should disclose the results of patient and family surveys, she says.
Home health takeaways to improve profit margins, drive volume, and increase patient satisfaction | Mike Buckholdt
Health systems can boost the performance of ambulatory surgical centers with advanced remote patient monitoring and postoperative telerehabilitation solutions.
Leapfrog Group report finds areas where pediatric care must improve
A new report from the watchdog organization details progress in some areas, but said hospitals are falling short in enabling parents to report problems.
New coalition aims to use digital health to improve equity
The Digital Health for Equitable Health Alliance includes historically black colleges, pharmaceutical companies and advocates for patient care.
Hurdle aims to expand mental health for patients of color
The digital health company offers culturally intentional care. Kevin Dedner, founder and CEO, says it’s needed because the mental healthcare system wasn’t designed for everyone.
AMA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Joint Commission team up on health equity effort
They are collaborating on an educational effort aimed at reducing disparities in patient care. Eight hospitals were selected for a year-long program.
Employers, insurers pay hospitals over 220% more than Medicare: RAND report
The hospital pricing study found wide ranges in costs at different hospitals. The American Hospital Association said the report jumps to ‘unfounded conclusions.’
Hospitals see setbacks in patient safety, Leapfrog Group finds
The watchdog organization released its spring safety grades, examining nearly 3,000 hospitals. Patient satisfaction dipped during the pandemic.
Why Black and Latino patients are less likely to seek healthcare
Some have issues with access, while others aren’t sure they’ll get quality care, according to a report by McKinsey & Company.
Actium Health CEO Mike Linnert talks about engaging patients
Providers must engage patients outside of appointments, Linnert said in an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive. Health systems can use their data to connect with patients.
Getting back to a healthy healthcare routine | Jay Moore
Many have avoided or delayed medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers should encourage their employees to get back into the habit of seeing doctors.
Telehealth and empathy: Mia Finkelston of Amwell talks about connecting with patients
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, Amwell’s senior medical director talks about the opportunities of telemedicine and some of the hurdles for the industry.
‘Birthing friendly’ hospitals: HHS plans to recognize providers
Consumers will be able to see which hospitals have the best outcomes. The Biden administration says it’s part of an effort to reduce maternal mortality.
Patients give ambulatory surgical centers higher marks than hospital outpatient departments
The Leapfrog Group found a significant gap between the two in some areas. But Leah Binder, the group’s CEO, says both have room for improvement.
Remote patient monitoring grows in popularity, but headaches emerge
Doctors and executives see the value in the practice, but some say there are issues with workflows and reimbursement, a new survey finds.
Most doctors welcome telehealth, but some worry about access
The vast majority of doctors are using telehealth and see the value for patients. Some express concern about ensuring all patients can take advantage of it.
Virtual second opinions: The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic sees big opportunities
The Cleveland Clinic and Amwell have teamed up to offer patients, employers and health plans the chance to check a diagnosis remotely. Frank McGillin, CEO, says there’s a clear need and a substantial market.
Health systems say equity is a goal. Not many are budgeting for it.
Most executives describe it as a top priority, but only about a third have money allocated for health equity efforts. Ankoor Shah of Accenture outlines steps hospitals should consider.
HIMSS 2022: Health equity, transformation, Michael Phelps, Scott Pelley, and other highlights
The conference highlighted exciting opportunities for technology to dramatically improve healthcare, along with some formidable obstacles. Here are nine key takeaways from a memorable week.
Hospitals recognized for patient safety
More than 400 hospitals were honored with the Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Awards. The group’s report also cited four common incidents affecting the health of patients.
HIMSS 2022: Digital transformation of healthcare must gain speed
In an overview of the state of healthcare, leading experts talked about what needs to happen from the perspectives of providers, doctors, patients and payers.
Doctors say most consultations will be remote in 10 years: Study
Elsevier Health partnered with Ipsos for its first ‘Clinician of the Future’ report. Healthcare professionals say they’re worried about increasing technology demands and a shortage of doctors and nurses.
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