Accounts payable and the cloud may hold the secret to providing quality healthcare. In a Fierce exclusive, Bryce Berg of Molina Healthcare talks about how the organization's in-house centralized procurement operation keeps administrative costs down while expanding staff and membership.
The United States lives to some degree under the specter of the gun, and by extension so do its medical providers. It is a sobering fact but also one that could mean an opportunity for hospitals.
There are hundreds of emergency physicians and surgeons in Los Angeles and New York alone who cut their teeth on saving and trying to save gunshot victims during the 1980s when the murder rates were five times what they are today. And while the murder rate has dipped dramatically, guns remain all over the place and the price tag for treating their victims is sky high.
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A new report by the Brookings Institution questions previous studies that delve into the vast differences in healthcare spending in different regions of the country.
Hospital budgets are rising in Vermont at one of the lowest rates on record, with many of the state's inpatient care facilities filing estimated budgets significantly lower than the numbers projected by the state's Green Mountain Care Board, according to the Brattleboro Reformer.
Tennessee's rural hospitals continue to struggle, bearing the burden of the state's decision to pass on expanding the Medicaid program, the Memphis Daily News reported.
Physicians often labor under what is described as a "culture of perfection" that deflects efforts to reduce the number of medical errors in hospital settings.
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