Quality of care is difficult to measure. Even if you had a perfect measure of quality in terms of health outcomes, risk adjustment is imperfect. For instance, academic medical centers are often assumed to have high quality, but actual outcomes observed in the data may… Read More »Measuring Hospital Quality
Patient volumes were uneven in 2020, and a new report shows volumes will likely remain below pre-pandemic levels in 2021. This indicates challenges for hospitals looking to stabilize their finances — but there are some key strategies that can help.
Amid unrelenting surges of Covid-19 cases, healthcare organizations like MultiCare Health System had to reconfigure their operations to manage capacity. In an interview, Dr. Michael Meyers, a MultiCare physician executive, describes how the health system leveraged technology to help it move through the different phases… Read More »MultiCare physician exec: The good news is we have tech on our side to manage hospital capacity
Interest in home-based care is rising amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In line with this trend, Humana is joining forces with an in-home care provider to offer its members access to hospital-level care at home.
How much are hospital CEOs getting paid? A paper by Mulligan et al. (2020) provides the answer: Between 2010 and 2015, mean hospital CEO compensation (in 2015 US$…) increased 7.8%, from approximately $639,000 to $689,000 (p = .05), and median compensation increased from $431,000 to… Read More »Hospital CEO pay
The Boston-based hospital and digital therapeutics company are rolling out their co-developed remote monitoring solution across the country, which can help hospitals rapidly implement hospital-at-home programs. The announcement comes soon after CMS launched a program enabling health systems to provide hospital-level care at home for… Read More »Brigham and Women’s, Biofourmis launch hospital-at-home solution nationwide
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a growing interest in at-home care, DispatchHealth has published new data showing that its hospital-at-home program did not result in unexpected deaths, serious adverse events or patients being subsequently admitted to a skilled nursing facility.
The survey, conducted by Optum, shows that healthcare executives’ confidence in AI is high, and most expect to soon see cost savings from implementing the technology. Further, a majority are looking to hire talent with experience developing AI.
Accidents happen, people get sick, unexpected health issues pop up, problems occur when you least expect it – this is why there are emergency rooms and why millions of people go to them every year. Yet, visiting the emergency room can be very stressful and… Read More »How Hospital Emergency Rooms are Improving Care
The VA deployed its new Cerner EHR at a Spokane, Washington-based hospital, marking the first implementation of the system after delays earlier this year.
Providence posted a $221 million operating loss in the first half of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Washington-based health system saw patient volumes decline by 13% in the first six months.