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Caring for patients to prevent chronic conditions is among the top challenges facing healthcare today, standing alongside the more established acute care. Read about the innovations that help providers coordinate and improve care.

Addiction treatment providers go mobile

Addiction treatment providers go mobile

There's growing interest in using empirically validated, mobile app-based therapeutic tools that allow providers to remotely offer therapy, skills training and support to their patients in between face-to-face visits. »

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Unnecessary ED visits from chronically ill patients cost $8.3 billion

Unnecessary ED visits from chronically ill patients cost $8.3 billion

Six common chronic conditions accounted for 60% of 24 million ED visits in 2017, and about 30% of those visits—or 4.3 million—were likely preventable and could be treated in a less expensive outpatient setting, according to a new Premier report.

Tending to social determinants of health with software

Tending to social determinants of health with software

Software incorporated into electronic health records helps providers “prescribe” patients community resources to address social determinants of health.

Health systems fire up business incubators

Health systems fire up business incubators

Hospitals and health systems are launching their own incubators and partnering with existing organizations to gain access to entrepreneurs' innovative ideas.

NYC Health & Hospitals designs plant-based diet program to help patients with chronic disease

NYC Health & Hospitals designs plant-based diet program to help patients with chronic disease

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.

Reducing the risk of readmission by talking about substance abuse before discharge

Reducing the risk of readmission by talking about substance abuse before discharge

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.

Keeping patients safe with therapy dogs, fending off MRSA

Keeping patients safe with therapy dogs, fending off MRSA

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.

Mass. curbs academic medical center use as healthcare spending dips

Mass. curbs academic medical center use as healthcare spending dips

More lower-acuity patients were treated in Massachusetts community hospitals in 2017 as the state's overall healthcare spending growth dropped to 1.6%.

AI alone now making the diagnosis

AI alone now making the diagnosis

An AI-based tool can detect diabetic retinopathy on its own, without any analysis by a doctor.

Web exclusive: How changing operations can transform care

Web exclusive: How changing operations can transform care

Modern Healthcare has rounded up web-exclusive stories centered around the idea of how a change in operations can be, for better or worse, transformative to the care delivered.

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