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.
September 19th 2023
They plan to build a new hospital for cancer patients in Boston. The new collaboration signals Dana-Farber is moving on from a long relationship with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
September 12th 2023
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.
These 24 hospitals excelled in COVID-19 pandemic, Healthgrades says
The group examined hospitals with the highest volume of coronavirus patients in the first several months of 2020. Healthgrades’ chief medical officer says it’s a way to recognize providers who delivered exceptional care.
Talking about racial bias in health records
A recent study found evidence of bias in electronic health records. Michael Sun, the study’s lead author, talks about the implications and steps healthcare leaders should be taking.
Report on use of telemedicine: 9 takeaways
More people are using telehealth and say they will continue to do so beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Doximity. But there are differences in some groups worth noting.
Patient safety has suffered in COVID-19, and it must be addressed
The pandemic has wiped out years of progress in improving the safety of patients, federal officials say. More must be done to protect patients and workers, and more federal oversight could be in the mix.
What’s in a name? For healthcare organizations, patient identity is a struggle
Most healthcare executives say they’re worried inaccurate patient data is hurting outcomes and costing them money. The CEO of Verato says it’s something leaders must address.
Yosi Health aims to help patients avoid waiting rooms
The New York technology company’s software allows people to fill out paperwork and pay before appointments. Yosi Health offers convenience for providers and patients, CEO Hari Prasad says.
How low health literacy impairs patient outcomes | Ashok Roy
Only 12% of American adults are proficient in health literacy. Providers need to find ways to communicate with patients in ways they can understand.
Healthgrades names America’s best hospitals. Here’s how the rankings are done.
It's not a popularity contest. The focus is on patient outcomes, and top honorees must show consistency over time, the company says.
Healthcare leaders name 10 areas of focus for 2022
The Healthcare Executive Group surveyed its members as the industry deals with change at many levels.
MED MOVES: Ascension names first VP of consumer experience, and more
In other news, the Cleveland Clinic appoints a new digital officer and the University of Iowa hospital system selects an interim CEO.
Hospitals warned against denying care to those with disabilities
The Department of Health and Human Services advised healthcare providers that withholding treatment for those with disabilities violates federal law.
Disparities emerging in use of telehealth
Telehealth use has grown tremendously during the pandemic, but there are gaps in usage, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are concerns about access to video telehealth services.
COVID-19 pandemic worsened disparities in healthcare: Survey
Roughly two out of three people of color said they canceled or delayed healthcare services during the pandemic, the report said.
‘Home is the future’: Bruce Greenstein talks about healthcare in the home
As more care is shifted to the home, payers must support better reimbursements for providers, Greenstein said.
Chief Healthcare Executive’s five most popular stories on the patient experience in 2021
At the end of the day, it’s all about meeting the needs of patients. Take a look at our most-read stories on how healthcare systems are finding new ways to serve patients.
Chief Healthcare Executive's top product solutions of 2021
Look back at some compelling stories and interviews about emerging technologies and solutions in the healthcare industry.
Chief Healthcare Executive's top podcasts of 2021
These were CHE's most popular podcasts over the past year. Check out these fascinating conversations.
Reducing medical errors: Federal report outlines ways to improve patient safety
Healthcare organizations must make learning new methods to improve safety a constant process. Staff, patients and families should offer input.
Healthy Bottom Line: The Anatomy of a Healthy Provider/Payer Relationship
Joe Nicholson, DO, chief medical officer at CareAllies, talks about the importance of providers and payers having a good working relationship as well as tips for nurturing that relationship.
Pregnant women with disabilities face higher risk of health issues, study finds
They are at greater risk of maternal mortality and more likely to have a wide array of complications. Doctors need to gain more comfort in treating women with disabilities, the study suggests.
Maryland hospitals directed to delay some surgeries
Gov. Larry Hogan ordered hospitals to postpone non-urgent procedures when COVID-19 hospitalizations exceeded 1,200. Maryland joins other states taking similar steps and struggling to contain the latest surge.
‘Worse than last year’: COVID-19 patients pack Minnesota's hospitals
This year, hospitals aren’t just battling the coronavirus; they’re treating more people with other health issues and dealing with staffing shortages. Hospitals are delaying procedures and diverting patients.
Half of Americans struggled to pay medical bills or delayed treatment
Many Americans have postponed or gone without some medical services in the past year, a KFF poll found. Members of minority groups and those with lower incomes are more likely to have trouble with medical bills.
Most consumers don’t trust hospitals with their data: Survey
Two out of three consumers said they didn’t think large hospitals were as careful as they should be with their personal and payment information.
Patients value telemedicine, but satisfaction dipped in 2021
Telehealth use surged due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many patients welcomed the option. But a new survey shows some patients prefer in-person visits for some of their needs.
Remote patient monitoring market expected to hit $117B
The surging market reached $23 billion in 2020. It’s expected to grow five times larger by 2025.
Health groups lobby Congress on telehealth access
More than a dozen organizations are urging lawmakers to permanently protect access to telehealth services. The government has eased restrictions but the waivers are only in place during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Preventing surprise medical bills is the goal. These four obstacles make it harder.
Financial leaders of healthcare systems outlined some of the challenges in reducing unexpected bills in a new survey.
AMA, AHA sue federal government over No Surprises Act
The groups say they support the law and key patient protections. But they argue a provision in the law must be fixed or it could hurt patient access to care and providers could lose out financially.
City of Hope acquires Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The $390 million deal is expected to close in early 2022. Cancer Treatment Centers will be converted to a non-profit organization.
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