Tag: health systems

Innovation, Patient Experience

How Health Systems Can Transform Fragmented Data Into a Unified Patient Experience

July 5, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Imagine a giant clock where each single cog wheel contributes to displaying the time accurately. In this complex web of machinery, individual cogs can break, and the clock stops – rendering it useless. Healthcare organizations are at risk of facing […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient Engagement Survey Reveals Current Patient Preferences for Access and Convenience  

December 30, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The findings from the survey reinforce the need for health systems to streamline appointment scheduling to improve care access, foster engagement to drive health awareness and action, and communicate and engage patients using multichannel strategies to accommodate fluctuating preferences. “The […]


HHS releases ownership data on nation’s hospitals

December 21, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The HHS publicly released the ownership data for more than 7,000 U.S. hospitals for the first time on Tuesday. The information will be a one-stop-shop for up-to-date hospital ownership for researchers, reporters and the broader public, as many hospitals across […]

Innovation, Med Tech

How digital and information officers are shaking up health systems

November 23, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

A number of executives started new roles as chief digital, data and information officers this year at top systems and health firms as providers try to evolve to meet digital demand and face worries over cybersecurity. Providence, Intermountain, Ascension and […]


Health IT Business News – February 17, 2022

February 17, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Caravan Health Spurs Rapid Growth, Welcomes 25 New Health Care Systems and Four Existing ACOs into its Collaborative ACO Model Caravan Health (@caravanhealth), a provider of accountable care, is expanding its footprint in the Medicare Shared Savings Program by adding […]


Industry Voices—Why the new hospital price transparency rules miss the mark

January 14, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Intentions were good, but the new federal rules that were supposed to make hospital bills easier to figure out are instead doing little to help. Hospital prices and reimbursements have long been a riddle wrapped around a cipher. Why the […]


WHO starts the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 in Geneva

November 1, 2021

Via: The Medical News

WHO is kicking off the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 today in Geneva, with the ambitious target of preventing at least 50% of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. WHO and the UN regional commissions, in cooperation […]


Healthcare workers are part of American infrastructure

June 30, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Hospitals and health systems across the country have been recognizing milestones that didn’t exist two years ago, more than one year since we admitted the first COVID-19 patient. One year since we experienced the first COVID-19 death. One year since […]


Trump’s anti-abortion zeal shook fragile health systems around the world

November 10, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In Ethiopia, health clinics for teenagers once supported by U.S. foreign aid closed down. In Kenya, a decades-long effort to integrate HIV testing and family planning unraveled. And in Nepal, intrepid government workers who once traversed the Himalayas to spread […]


Study reveals link between food insecurity and increased risk of cardiovascular death

November 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Food insecurity is one of the nation’s leading health and nutrition issues–about 13.7 million (10.5 percent) of households in the United States were food insecure at some time during 2019, a trend likely to increase in light of the COVID-19 […]


Immunization is critical to protect current and future generations from preventable diseases

September 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world that vaccines should be prioritized, writes Githinji Gitahi. Imagine a world in which everyone is at risk of contracting a contagious disease with no prevention or cure. A world in which billions of people […]


Restoring ecosystems for better human health

June 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Billions of people using the Earth’s resources and changing or destroying ecosystems are not only creating the global environmental and climate crisis, but also compromising human health and long-term survival of our species, experts warn in an open letter to […]

Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Care Through a New Lens: A Look At Oncology

June 17, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Recently, Jon Pearce talked about how health systems can, and must, see virtual care as a part of their long term success. Virtual care isn’t a temporary fix—it’s a longstanding solution. But what does that solution actually look like in […]


Electronic health records creating a ‘new era’ of health care fraud, officials say

December 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Derek Lewis was working as an electronic health records specialist for the nation’s largest hospital chain when he heard about software defects that might even “kill a patient.” The doctors at Midwest (City) Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma worried that […]

Innovation, Research

Most of the world unprepared for next epidemic or pandemic, GHS Index shows

October 25, 2019

Via: The Medical News

No country is fully prepared for the next epidemic or pandemic, according to the first edition of the Global Health Security Index. Released today, the index shows that only 13 of nearly 200 countries score in the top tier, suggesting […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Patients eligible for charity care instead get big bills

October 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Ashley Pintos went to the emergency room of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., in 2016, with a sharp pain in her abdomen and no insurance, a representative demanded a $500 deposit before treating her. “She said, ‘Do […]


Hospital giant Sutter Health faces legal reckoning over medical pricing

September 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Economists and researchers long have blamed the high cost of health care in Northern California on the giant medical systems that have gobbled up hospitals and physician practices — most notably Sutter Health, a nonprofit chain with 24 hospitals, 34 […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Community hospitals link arms with prestigious facilities to raise their profiles

January 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

After seven years of a vigorous fight, Jim Hart worried he was running out of options. Diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 60, Hart had undergone virtually every treatment — surgery, radiation and hormones — to eradicate it. But a […]


Four health systems band together to create generic drug company

January 18, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Four health systems have joined forces to create a not-for-profit generic drug company with the goal of creating cheaper, more accessible pharmaceuticals for patients than are currently available on the market. Intermountain Healthcare, Ascension, SSM Health and Trinity Health are […]


Hospitals must band together to beat hackers

August 22, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Security frameworks and threat intelligence sharing already exist that hospitals can put to work to defeat cybercriminals. Consider this a rallying cry: Hospitals, health systems and networks need to join forces, organize, come together as a community, to proactively fend […]