hospitals

Technology can ease pandemic challenges faced by hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers

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To keep critical revenue flowing, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers need to resume elective surgeries and procedures as quickly as possible and mobile apps can help by giving patients and staff vital information, provide advance symptom screening and help providers reduce elective procedure no-shows through… Read More »Technology can ease pandemic challenges faced by hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers

340B hospitals and for-profit pharmacies generating significant revenue from program meant to help needy patients

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The 340B program – a safety-net federal drug program meant to help vulnerable Americans – has become dominated by many large hospitals and for-profit corporations with no clear evidence they are always helping needy patients. At a time when too many Americans struggle to access… Read More »340B hospitals and for-profit pharmacies generating significant revenue from program meant to help needy patients

‘No Mercy’ Chapter 4: So, 2 Nuns Step Off a Train in Kansas … A Hospital’s Origin Story

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Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Ever since Mercy Hospital went “corporate,” things just haven’t been the same — that’s what lots of locals in Fort Scott, Kansas, said when the Mercy health system shuttered the only hospital in town. It’s been years… Read More »‘No Mercy’ Chapter 4: So, 2 Nuns Step Off a Train in Kansas … A Hospital’s Origin Story

HHS renews $10.2M TeleTracking contract for Covid-19 data collection

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HHS will renew its contract with TeleTracking Technologies for another $10.2 million. Earlier this year, HHS controversially shifted Covid-19 data collection to the company from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which would normally handle data collection.

UHS breach signals grief ahead for hospitals

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A malware attack brought hospital chain Universal Health Services’ IT systems down at the beginning of the week. Cybersecurity experts said hospitals should expect more of these attacks, as recovery can be costly.

The importance of care coordination

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While providers diagnose and treat in the hospital, care coordinators go beyond the four walls of that facility, into the community, and meet patients where they are, both literally and figuratively.

CMS to penalize hospitals, labs that don’t report Covid-19 data

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New rules by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services would penalize hospitals and laboratories that report Covid-19 data. Hospitals would be required to report the number of confirmed or suspected Covid-19 patient, occupied beds, and availability of ventilators and other critical supplies.

Report: Hospital margins down 96% since the start of 2020

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A report by Kaufman Hall showed that while hospitals’ operating margins improved in July, they were down 96% since the start of the year. Including funding allocated through the CARES Act. Without CARES Act funding, hospital margins were still down 28%.

PPE Shortage Could Last Years Without Strategic Plan, Experts Warn

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Shortages of personal protective equipment and medical supplies could persist for years without strategic government intervention, officials from health care and manufacturing industries have predicted. Officials said logistical challenges continue seven months after the coronavirus reached the United States, as the flu season approaches and… Read More »PPE Shortage Could Last Years Without Strategic Plan, Experts Warn

What would post-Covid value-based care look like?

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As virtual care is only going to grow in the coming months as a solution to pent-up demand for care that has resulted from the pandemic, focused attention is needed to address these operational and reimbursement issues.

Más de 900 trabajadores de salud han muerto por COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos. Y la cifra aumenta

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Más de 900 trabajadores de atención médica esenciales han muerto por COVID-19, según una base de datos interactiva creada por The Guardian y KHN. Lost on the Frontline es una asociación entre las dos redacciones que tiene como objetivo contar, verificar y honrar a cada… Read More »Más de 900 trabajadores de salud han muerto por COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos. Y la cifra aumenta

Why MedCity News should be your go-to advertising partner

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MedCity News has the most engaged healthcare business audience in the industry. We can collaborate with you to develop customized content or provide a platform for your business to present sponsored thought leadership content highlighting from executives in healthcare and life sciences.

The Veterans Health Administration’s Role During the COVID-19 Response

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A new issue brief examines the role of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) during the coronavirus pandemic, and public health emergencies more broadly. The analysis finds that the VHA has provided assistance to 46 states and D.C., including treating over 270 non-veteran patients with coronavirus.

Healthcare deals dip in 2020, but not as much as expected

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Healthcare mergers decreased in the first half of 2020, but not to the extent expected as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Kaufman Hall showed a decline in mergers and acquisitions, but still reported sustained interest from buyers

How Could the Price of Remdesivir Impact Medicare Spending for COVID-19 Patients?

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This brief discusses how drugs provided in inpatient hospital settings are covered and reimbursed for beneficiaries in traditional Medicare under current law. This is relevant for Medicare spending on COVID-19 patients who receive Gilead’s new antiviral drug remdesivir. We discuss the implications for hospitals and… Read More »How Could the Price of Remdesivir Impact Medicare Spending for COVID-19 Patients?

Next Showdown in Congress: Protecting Workers vs. Protecting Employers in the Pandemic

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Congressional leaders are squaring off over the next pandemic relief bill in a debate over whom Congress should step up to protect: front-line workers seeking more safeguards from the ravages of COVID-19 or beleaguered employers seeking relief from lawsuits. Democrats want to enact an emergency… Read More »Next Showdown in Congress: Protecting Workers vs. Protecting Employers in the Pandemic

Lost On The Frontline

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America’s health care workers are dying. In some states, medical personnel account for as many as 20% of known coronavirus cases. They tend to patients in hospitals, treating them, serving them food and cleaning their rooms. Others at risk work in nursing homes or are… Read More »Lost On The Frontline

Pelvic mesh scandal is what happens when men with power ignore women | Richard Vize

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Cumberlege report is a damning reminder of how arrogant, intimidating doctors have suppressed their patients’ views Julia Cumberlege’s report into avoidable harm inflicted by the healthcare system exposes an institutional inability to listen to patients in general and women in particular. Her investigation into decades… Read More »Pelvic mesh scandal is what happens when men with power ignore women | Richard Vize

Comparing Private Payer and Medicare Payment Rates for Select Inpatient Hospital Services

This issue brief analyzes hospital payments paid by private payers and by Medicare for a selection of inpatient services, including services requiring similar inpatient treatments to those used for COVID-19. It finds that private insurance payments for such services vary widely and exceed Medicare payment… Read More »Comparing Private Payer and Medicare Payment Rates for Select Inpatient Hospital Services

Healthcare Success hires new senior executive to lead creative development and execution

The Healthcare-Focused Marketing Firm Welcomes Executive Creative Director Dana Callow IRVINE, Calif., April 24, 2020 – Adding to the recent expansion of its leadership team, full-service healthcare marketing and advertising agency Healthcare Success is proud to announce the hiring of Executive Creative Director Dana Callow.… Read More »Healthcare Success hires new senior executive to lead creative development and execution

Coronavirus: 5 Ways You Can Use Social Media and Digital Marketing to Help the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Today I am going to share some important ways that doctors, hospitals and healthcare marketers can use social media to inform the public during the COVID-19 crisis. Priority One: Use social media to convince people to comply with social distancing, and consequently help us all,… Read More »Coronavirus: 5 Ways You Can Use Social Media and Digital Marketing to Help the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic