Healthcare News of Note: 100 hospitals receive funding for new physician residency slots to boost healthcare access
CMS distributed 200 Medicare-funded physician residency slots to 100 hospitals, aiming to bolster healthcare access in areas with a shortage of qualified professionals. Overall cancer mortality has dropped 33% since 1991, averting an estimated 3.8 million cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society’s latest report. Patients’ ratings of specialist care were markedly higher when…
CMS continues to relax enforcement of COVID-19 vaccination requirements
CMS has revised its guidance to state survey agencies regarding assessment of healthcare provider compliance with COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff.
Why Vertical Consolidation May Be the Superior Strategy for Healthcare Mergers
Richard Rollo explains how horizontal consolidation could be a useful precursor to a new wave of vertical consolidation.
The Plain Community: Meeting a Unique Consumer Healthcare Challenge
Jeff Goldsmith, John Porter, and Maria Royce describe one health system’s effective solution for addressing the healthcare needs of a religious community whose belief systems prevent them from accessing care via common, mainstream approaches.
3 Best Practices to Reduce the Cost of Healthcare Miscommunication
Will O’Connor discusses the top causes of miscommunication among medical staff and ways to avoid them to ensure patient safety and fewer malpractice claims.
Medically Tailored Meals More Than Pay for Themselves
Lori Wiviott Tishler, MD, describes the Commonwealth Care Alliance’s approach to partnering with community-based organizations to provide medically tailored meals to members in need.
The ROI of HIPAA Compliance
Marty Puranik describes the financial benefits of compliance.
A New Era in Healthcare Data Monetization
Technological advancements present an opportunity for healthcare organizations to monetize data.
New Healthcare Partnerships and Technology Bring Real Competition to Health Systems
Robert P. Chamberlain discusses the move toward employer-offered health care and how health systems can compete.