St. Louis-based SSM Health implemented an initiative that encourages security officers to be a more active part of the care team in order to spot potentially violent incidents with patients before they escalate.
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Bundled pricing is rare to nonexistent among full-service U.S. hospitals, most of which say they don't know their actual costs for providing care and therefore can't offer such prices.
NYC Health & Hospitals/Bellevue has invested $400,000 to help roughly 300 patients transition to a plant-based diet. A growing body of research shows vegetable-based diets can prevent and reverse chronic diseases.
WellSpan Health has achieved an 85% compliance rate for CMS' sepsis treatment bundle largely because of a remote team of nurses who surveil patients' vital signs and sepsis alerts from the EHR.
A new program at Yale New Haven Health System provides patients with substance abuse disorder diagnosis and treatment from addiction medicine specialists before they are discharged from the hospital.
A key element is adding support staff and increasing their care responsibilities to enable physicians to see more patients more efficiently.
Patient Engagement Beyond HCAHPS: The Organizational Differentiator in Value-Based Care EnvironmentsOctober 30, 2018
In today's care delivery landscape, navigating the shift from volume to value is but one challenge against a backdrop shaped by increasing healthcare consumerism, the emergence of competitors from adjacent industries, and continuously-evolving technology. With median operating margins for hospitals...
New research has found that patients who spent more time with therapy dogs increased their risk of contracting the superbug MRSA—a warning to hospitals that haven't examined their policies surrounding the popular programs.
A growing number of health systems are increasing their research on patients to better understand what they want and expect as consumerism takes hold.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is a product of its location in Columbus, Ohio. Our community is often described as a quintessential Midwestern city, but the influence of place goes beyond that simple characterization. We have something here we call the "Columbus Way," an expectation of caring for...
Johns Hopkins University and Health System worked with researchers at the University of Cambridge to better address a prevailing culture where frontline staff felt afraid or intimidated to bring up patient safety issues with tenured physicians.
Dan Kelly is CEO of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc., a Watford City, North Dakota-based health system that includes a 24-bed rural critical access hospital, a clinic, a long-term care facility, an assisted living center and a wellness center. In this interview, Dan discusses his facility's...