Patient Care & Outcomes

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Non-clinical care coordination process improves discharge process, reduces readmission

In case you missed it, this week FierceHealthcare ran a story about the success of a pilot program at three Pennsylvania hospitals that had non-clinical patient navigators help patients gain access...

Insurers, states strike hepatitis C deals with pharmaceutical companies

Both insurers and state Medicaid agencies are working to secure discounts on pricey hepatitis C drugs.

Philly's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital turns to telemedicine to boost quality

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia is investing in virtual medical service as a means to provide care in the least-costly setting.

Patient-centered medical homes lower costs, reduce healthcare overuse

The evidence is clear that the use of patient-centered medical homes can reduce healthcare costs, overuse of the emergency department and overall inpatient hospitalizations, according to a new, comprehensive report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.

Nearly 30 million Americans remain uninsured

Nearly 30 million Americans remained uninsured in 2014, according to a new  study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

5 optimistic healthcare trends for 2015

After the initial apprehension and uncertainty in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, optimism is taking hold among healthcare leaders, according to research from the Aegis Health Group, which identified several positive trends within the industry.

'Ebola czar' Klain to leave post Feb. 15

President Barack Obama's "Ebola czar" Ron Klain will return to his job as president of Case Holdings upon departing the White House but will continue to advise the administration about the deadly virus, the Washington Post reports.

3 ways design can help critical access hospitals

Amid turbulent times for the nation's rural healthcare providers, rethinking design could make critical access hospitals (CAHs) more efficient, according to Healthcare Design Magazine.

Moores Cancer Center among precision medicine pioneers

When President Barack Obama touted the development of precision medicine in his recent State of the Union address, a chorus of experts weighed in on the feasibility of the initiative. But for some healthcare facilities, the use of genomics to improve the treatment and prevention of diseases is already a reality.

Fewer than half of private-sector workers now covered by employer-sponsored insurance

The Affordable Care Act in a post-recession era may be detrimental to employer-sponsored insurance, according to a new  report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.