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Health Care Paradox: Medicare Penalizes Dozens of Hospitals It Also Gives Five Stars

Kaiser Health News

The federal government has penalized 764 hospitals — including more than three dozen it simultaneously rates as among the best in the country — for having the highest numbers of patient infections and potentially avoidable complications.

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Half of hospitals spend just 1.4% of expenses on charity care, KFF finds

Healthcare Dive

At 8% of hospitals, it made up 0.1% The new analysis found wide variations in charity care. or less of operating expenses

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Healthcare heroes do wear capes [Podcast]

Meditech

After speaking with Julia Hanigsberg, the President & CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, it’s easy to see why she’s received so many accolades.

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Supporting complex oncology care close to home

Meditech

Conway Regional Health System may be a small hospital, but we have a big presence in our community. When given the choice, our patients want to stay close to home for their healthcare needs, rather than make the long trip to larger hospitals.

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Roundup: EpiSoft's online IFC, payments process goes live in St John of God Health Care and more briefs

Healthcare It News

These features are the latest addition to its epi-me online patient admissions portal, also by EpiSoft. It has also been integrated with the hospital group's web-based PAS. These additions provide "significant efficiency improvement" for hospitals.

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Ransomware stakes are life-or-death, says Ponemon report

Healthcare It News

"Cybersecurity peer benchmarking provides valuable insights into how healthcare resources should be allocated to reduce the risk of ransomware and its potential impacts on patient care," the researchers said in the report. "The team asked, can cyber [attacks] make it worse?

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Unity Health to Deploy Meditech Expanse Platform Across Network

HIT Consultant

– Unity Health has experienced substantial growth since starting out as a small community hospital. Its health system today includes three acute care community hospitals, as well as a long-term acute care facility. EMR/EHR Health IT MEDITECH

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California Passes First State Law Requiring Physicians to Disclose Open Payments Database to Patients

Healthcare Law Blog

The written or electronic notice shall contain the following text: “The Open Payments database is a federal tool used to search payments made by drug and device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals. It can be found here.

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DiA Imaging Analysis Partners with Intel to Improve Ultrasound Analysis by 40%

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd , a global provider of AI-powered ultrasound analysis software, has teamed up with Intel to streamline artificial intelligence (AI) solutions used by echocardiography (Echo) labs.

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Outsourcing Medical Billing Services? Ask Them a Few Questions First

p3care

You can’t trust an unprofessional medical billing company that doesn’t have a good reputation or practices to support its claims. It is tough, of course. But, it can be easy when you know how to deal with the professionals.

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At US Hospitals, a Drug Mix-Up Is Just a Few Keystrokes Away

KHN

More than four years ago, Tennessee nurse RaDonda Vaught typed two letters into a hospital’s computerized medication cabinet, selected the wrong drug from the search results, and gave a patient a fatal dose. hospitals. ” A Five-Letter Fix: Making It Stick.

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Orlando Health to launch Hospital Care at Home program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Orlando Health on Monday announced that it's been approved by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration to start delivering hospital-level acute care in adult patients’ homes. WHY IT MATTERS. It all gets moved into the home."

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Patient communications IT increases self-pay collections for Hackensack Meridian

Healthcare It News

"That was difficult for our previous vendor, and it took a long time to make changes." "If it's just a deductible or co-insurance, ANSI codes come back on the remit, which is the patient responsibility defined by the insurance company," Pritchett explained.

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Aging Care Experts’ Plan To Fix Care Navigation In U.S.

Home Health Care

We’re all very committed to the idea that people need to be able to age in the place that they call home, but it needs to be easier on the people going through this.”.

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P3Care Explains the Three Rules of HIPAA Medical Billing

p3care

And, this healthcare rule applies to all areas, be it care delivery, medical billing services, and insurance companies to a larger extent. In short, the patients have rights regarding the information they share and can ask questions about why it is required.

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P3Care Explains the Three Rules of HIPAA Medical Billing

p3care

And, this healthcare rule applies to all areas, be it care delivery, medical billing services, and insurance companies to a larger extent. In short, the patients have rights regarding the information they share and can ask questions about why it is required.

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Are You Maximizing Margin Improvements

Vie Healthcare

There are huge opportunities for hospitals to review their contract management , to self-contract, to be bold and visionary. GPOs are an important part of the healthcare ecosystem but it becomes a problem when any provider is utilized as the only source.

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Is It Important To Measure Spend Analytics

Vie Healthcare

In these audiograms, taken from Episode 24 of The Healthcare Leadership Experience , Lisa is joined by her producer, Lisa Larter to discuss how important it is to measure spend analytics in healthcare systems. It looks at areas of spend including purchased services and supply chain.

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IT Services: Why You Need To Monitor Your Spend

Vie Healthcare

Hospital IT services is a large, and growing, area of spend. It falls within hospital purchased services. This approach makes it challenging for hospitals to benchmark. Assessing whether your hospital is getting the best price requires specific strategies: 1.

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How to Handle Vendor Pricing Committees

Vie Healthcare

When hospitals approach vendors with a pricing request, they refer it to their pricing committee. This is a real frustration point for hospitals that urgently need to make cost savings. . This is not only respectful to hospitals, it is the right thing to do.

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Your Cost Savings Cycles Should Be In 12-Week Sprints

Vie Healthcare

Your hospital’s cost savings cycles should be in 12-week sprints for maximum effect. But most hospitals reach Quarter 3 or sometimes Quarter 4 and they’re not close to achieving even half of their cost savings goal.

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One of the Largest Health Systems in the US Is Diving into Home-Based Care

Home Health Care

Tampa General Hospital has thrown its hat into the home-based care ring. To pull this off, the hospital has formed a partnership with the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida (VNA), a home health agency.

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Best Practices for Integrating Population Care Managers within ACOs

Health Dialog

It is the physician champion’s job to advise their fellow clinicians when it is beneficial to consult with the PCM and direct patients to the PCM. If the ACO already has staff making outreach calls to patients just discharged from the hospital, it’s best not to ask the PCM to do this too, or else you run the risk of duplicating services and confusing staff and patients.

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Hospital-acquired Pneumonia is Killing Patients. There’s a Simple Way to Stop It.

Briggs Healthcare

Before you start reading, stop for a few minutes and consider the state of oral hygiene in your facility, whether it be LTC, AL or in your own home. Kaiser Health News published this eye-opening piece – Hospital-acquired pneumonia is killing patients. There’s a simple way to stop it. Many cases of NVHAP could be avoided if hospital staffers more dutifully brushed the teeth of bedridden patients, according to a growing body of peer-reviewed research papers.

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Overcoming the Healthcare Staffing Shortage Through Back-Office Automation

HIT Consultant

Today’s healthcare staffing shortage, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic but years in the making, has left many hospitals and health systems scrambling. A recent study indicates that clinical staffing costs have increased by approximately $17 million annually for a 500-bed hospital.

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A closer look at the tech needed for new care-at-home and aging-in-place models

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare IT News sat down with Shah to discuss health IT's role in aging in place. Anyone who has cared for an aging parent knows it can be a challenging experience. And, unfortunately, when people end up in a hospital, returning home is often easier said than done.

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Unlock the Full Potential of Inpatient Bed Capacity with AI

HIT Consultant

Every day, hospital staff do the best they can to navigate the daily chaos of bed management by making educated guesses as to what is going to happen over the course of the day. It’s also core to providing a positive patient experience.

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Frontline Honors: Cathy Creevey, BAYADA Home Health Care

Home Health Care

Creevey: I don’t know if I was necessarily drawn to it. I saw that a position was open and I applied for it. I was really hesitant when I came in for training, but it wasn’t long til I realized that it was the right spot for me—and truly my calling.

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How Georgetown Home Care Continues to Lower Readmission Rates for Hospital Partners

Home Health Care

based Georgetown Home Care (GHC) has yet again lowered readmission rates for a major hospital. Its readmission success ostensibly began in 2019 when the home care agency first worked with spinal surgery patients at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. The Washington D.C.-based

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Path to Predictive Patient Data: Silencing The Noise of Healthcare

HIT Consultant

With so many pieces of disconnected technology producing critical information that informs patient care decisions, where do you start and how do you keep track of it all? This means critical predictive data is getting lost before making it to clinicians.

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Innovative Cost Savings Ideas For Hospitals In 2023| E. 60

Vie Healthcare

Episode Introduction As hospitals struggle with spiraling costs, Lisa Miller reveals seven key ways to save money in the next 12 months. I might repeat it. So I feel like that’s an innovation for hospitals. ” And we had done that for a lot of our hospitals.

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How virtual health is transforming care delivery

Cloud Blogs

It can also provide preventive services that allow for patient education or wellness coaching regarding non-emergency health and wellness issues. 3 RPM can help to lower costs and improve a patient's quality of life without the necessity of hospitalization.

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7 Health IT Industry Outlook Report Trends to Watch in 2022

HIT Consultant

Now, IT staff burnout has escalated into major career jumps, with many hospital IT departments struggling to fill talent gaps from high turnover. Key Trends from the Health IT Industry Outlook Report in 2022. 2 ranking for IT budget prioritization.

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New Data Illustrates Just How Different Each Home Health Market Really Is

Home Health Care

More than two years after the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), home health operators are still trying to make sense of its bottom-line impact. Specifically, MAP was born from a marriage between SimiTree’s data analytics and its growth-solutions organization.

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What is the Potential for Digital Twins in Healthcare?

HIT Consultant

Digital twins are virtual representations of an object or system that spans its lifecycle, is updated from real-time data, and use simulation, machine learning and reasoning to help decision-making ( IBM ). David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs.

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RNSA22: Couchbase on AWS Enables Arthrex to Improve Patient Outcomes with IoT Data

HIT Consultant

– Embedded in the Arthrex Synergy product family, Couchbase is used in customer hospitals and operating rooms to manage the capture, sync and storage of patient data, surgical data and media metadata, including captured images and videos from Arthrex devices.

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SNF-to-Home Care Gaps Still Prevalent, Likely Magnified During COVID-19

Home Health Care

Notably, gaps in care are especially prevalent when patients are being discharged from a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and going back into the home, a new report from the United Hospital Fund (UHF) found. Personal Home Care United Hospital Fund

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center boosts telehealth with $600K from the FCC

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"First, while we had in place technology to enable telemedicine – in particular virtual visits – it had not been optimized for use nor integrated within our clinical workflows or our EHR," said CIO Thomas Furlani. Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.

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The 5 Essential Traits of High Reliability in Healthcare

Readiness Rounds

Many hospitals use manual tools to survey these processes ; w hile this is important, the manual data being collected may not be aggregated and measured, and therefore, not useable. It is applicable to small inefficiencies and major failures, including medical errors.

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The 5 Essential Traits of High Reliability in Healthcare

Readiness Rounds

Many hospitals use manual tools to survey these processes ; w hile this is important, the manual data being collected may not be aggregated and measured, and therefore, not useable. It is applicable to small inefficiencies and major failures, including medical errors.

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O.R. Optimization Process Improvement for Implant Management | EP. 32

Vie Healthcare

The hospital silos that lead to 23 touch points in a manual process for each implant case. Why the OR offers hospital CFOs the greatest cost savings opportunities in 2022. What, why that solution is different and unique and can help hospitals?

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Clinical Simulation and its Integral Role in Healthcare Training

HIT Consultant

Since students were not classified as critical employees of hospitals, it became difficult for them to gain clinical hours with patients. At its most basic, medical education is a combination of didactic learning and hands-on clinical learning. Health IT Opinion

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HHCN Franchise Forum: The Future of Home Care

Home Health Care

I spoke to my mom about it, and I said, “I think I can really make a change in home care if I take this opportunity with BrightStar.” When I saw that they were offering a full continuum of care, I thought “This is it. Is it too often? Is it too less?