By Gil Bashe – If the healthcare sector were a country, it would be the world’s fifth-largest contributor to greenhouse gases following China, the US, India, and Russia. The planet’s health and our own are joined, and the health community must unite with environmental affairs experts to collaborate on what must be done to keep the planet vibrant.Read More
By Jeff Robbins – Hospitals and healthcare professionals have been through an unparalleled test over the past few years. As the strain on resources and personnel continues to impact hospital efficiency and patient care, it is essential to address the challenges head-on and find innovative solutions for improved outcomes.
By David Burda – Everyone knows what’s wrong with healthcare. Well-honed business practices by incumbent industry sectors and organizations make care less affordable, less accessible and less safe for patients because maintaining the status quo enriches incumbent industry sectors, organizations and their executives.
By Emily Newton – Today’s world revolves around data. Hospitals are no exception, especially as they embrace digitalization to raise care standards and become more efficient. Amid this shift, having a formal data center strategy in health care is all the more crucial.
By David Burda – Two researchers — one from Georgetown, the other from Harvard — wanted to know how raising the fines for hospital noncompliance with the federal price transparency rules affected hospital compliance with the rules. The researchers defined compliance as posting a…
On August 1, 2023, the CMS issued the fiscal year 2024 Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital prospective payment system (LTCH PPS) final rule. The final rule updates Medicare fee-for-service payment rates and policies for inpatient hospitals and LTCHs for FY 2024.
From The Health IT Buzz blog – If left unaddressed, the social needs experienced by an individual may lead to poor health outcomes and more time spent in hospitals and interacting with the health care system. Hospitals, therefore, are uniquely situated to help address social needs and mitigate social risk factors by screening for…
By David Burda – Businesses in healthcare run like businesses in any other industry. It’s all about market leverage and who has the upper hand. When you have market leverage and the upper hand, you can charge more for your goods and services without feeling the competitive pressure to improve your goods and services.
By Jordan Everson & Dan Healy – In a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, we leveraged data from the 2020 American Hospital Association Information Technology Supplement gathered from April-June 2021, shortly after the initial applicability date of the information blocking regulations (April 5, 2021).