Cost Effectiveness of Health

Various data highlight the ongoing labor challenges facing hospitals and other healthcare providers

The healthcare labor picture may be stabilizing in some respects, but hospitals and other providers continue to feel the squeeze. The industry added 58,200 jobs in January, including 10,900 at hospitals and health systems, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That jump follows an average monthly increase of…

Nick Hut February 6, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: Is a public health crisis looming for the generation born during the pandemic?

Infants born during the pandemic, regardless of maternal SARS-CoV-2 status, scored significantly lower on the gross motor, fine motor and personal-social subdomains of the Ages & Stages Questionnaire, 3rd Edition when compared with a cohort born pre-pandemic at one hospital. Opioids were prescribed at discharge during fewer emergency department (ED) visits in 2019-20, compared with…

Deborah Filipek February 3, 2023

TruBridge Complete Business O­ffice (CBO) solution brings financial stability to the revenue cycle

Is your healthcare organization looking for a way to reduce pressure, stress and time on administrative and financial management? Check out this company’s portfolio of solutions to stabilize revenue cycle operations and bring back time for your staff to care for patients.

HFMA January 30, 2023

Norton Healthcare commits time, money to improving health equity

In June 2020, Norton Healthcare, the largest health system in Louisville, announced five imperatives to address health inequities, four of them being:   Start a health equity institute   Improve diversity in its leadership ranks  Educate its staff to advocate for health policy issues  Invest more money to address health needs in underserved areas  The remaining item…

Lola Butcher January 30, 2023

Time to take a fresh look at affiliation options for physicians and health systems

As the healthcare marketplace continues to evolve, posing new challenges and creating new opportunities, so too will affiliation models continue evolve in ways that can best meet current and future needs of healthcare providers. In this environment, health systems and physician practices — both independent and employed — could benefit from taking a fresh look…

Matthew Bates January 27, 2023

How community partnerships can play a central role in reducing cost of care and improving health outcomes

As average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago soared to nearly $2,000 a month, Illinois-based Cook County Health saw another unfortunate upward trend in housing insecurity and homelessness. That’s when the health system decided to partner with a city housing agency. The goal? To reduce healthcare costs and improve individual healthcare outcomes by connecting…

Lisa A. Eramo, MA January 24, 2023

Erica Coletti: Why community partnerships are so critical for promoting health

It is well known that healthcare provider organizations alone cannot solve all the problems facing the U.S. healthcare system, given that many of those problems – including health inequity, food insecurity and senior isolation – reflect larger societal issues. The solutions, therefore, will depend on forming partnerships that connect providers with the wide range of…

Eric C. Reese, PhD January 24, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: Nurses, doctors and pharmacists rank highest in Gallup’s latest ethics poll

Although nurses, medical doctors and pharmacists recently garnered the highest ethics rankings among 18 professions in a consumer poll, each group’s ratings have fallen over the past two years. There are now at least 15 private-equity-backed management companies that own orthopedic practices across the country. A substantial reduction in the odds of 30-day use of…

Deborah Filipek January 23, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: How to prevent pediatric mental health revisits

A new study provides a better understanding of the trends and factors associated with an increase in pediatric mental health ED revisits. Black and brown skin tones are underrepresented in medical training and textbooks, which can lead to missed diagnoses and inequities in care. Dermatologists are doing what they can to address the issue. A…

Deborah Filipek January 13, 2023

How “Dr. Mom” became the family CMO

Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew of Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health discusses how better care of women leads to a healthier society.

Erika Grotto January 3, 2023
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