In an effort to reduce emergency room admissions among the uninsured and chronically ill, one Minnesota healthcare provider is having its paramedics make house calls, a move officials believe could...
A new hospital initiative seeks to improve patient outcomes through international data-sharing, according to an article in the Guardian.
In spite of the debacle that has been the start to the Affordable Care Act's federal health insurance exchange, the law is working, slowing the cost of healthcare since the law's implementation in 2010, according to Harvard University economics professor David Cutler in an op-ed piece for the Washington Post.
Michigan hospitals have collaborated to improve care and reduce patient readmissions, and the efforts have paid significant dividends: an estimated $116 million in savings between 2011 and 2012, according to a new report from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Keystone Center.
The National Science Foundation has awarded three collaborative grants amounting to $892,587 to The University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is testing two statistical models to determine whether using predictive risk scores can improve care.
Hospitals should invest in nursing to reduce readmissions as a new Health Affairs study shows hospitals with higher nurse staffing had lower odds of receiving penalties for excess readmission rates.
Mount Sinai Hospital has been able to save $1.6 million over a six-month period by providing additional monitoring of patients at high-risk for multiple admissions, Bloomberg News reported.
A study published in the September issue of the journal Health Affair, found nearly one in five older adults who have common operations will end up in the emergency room within a month of their hospital stay.
Hospitals looking to improve outcomes and reduce costs should incorporate pharmacists into their care teams, Hospital & Health Networks Daily reported. That's because the expanding role of clinical pharmacist can help hospitals achieve higher performance scores, avoid readmissions and better manage indigent care.