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  • Online Reputation, Provider Reviews Tied to Hospital Revenue

    March 21, 2019 - A good online reputation filled with positive online provider reviews could result in a healthier revenue stream, according to a recent report from Repuation.com. The report, which analyzed online reviews for 4,800 hospitals across the country and their corresponding revenue reports, revealed that top-performing hospitals tended to have higher annual revenue. The researchers...

  • How Healthcare Organizations Drive Homeless Patient Care Access

    March 18, 2019 - As healthcare organizations continue to drive strong population health management, they must work to meet the medical and social needs of their homeless populations. In doing so, they can help improve patient care access for patients experiencing homelessness. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), patients experiencing homelessness span a broad range of...

  • UnitedHealth Requires Drug Rebates to Cut Patient Drug Spending

    March 13, 2019 - UnitedHealth Group and its pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) offshoot OptumRx will be expanding a year-old program set to deliver point-of-care drug rebates and discounts for patients, ideally cutting drug spending for consumers. The program will build on one that UnitedHealth Group instituted last year that aimed to pass along cost savings to patients, many of whom face extraordinary...

  • How Bedside Tablets, Health IT Drive Patient Experience, Education

    March 11, 2019 - When BJC HealthCare embarked on its Campus Renewal project, they knew health IT was going to be the cornerstone. But as the health system felt the pressures to drive patient-centered care, they knew they also needed to build their health IT systems with the patient experience in mind. After all, health IT systems do have a significant impact on patient experience, especially with...


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Online Reputation, Provider Reviews Tied to Hospital Revenue

A good online reputation filled with positive online provider reviews could result in a healthier revenue stream, according to a recent report from Repuation.com. The report, which analyzed online reviews for 4,800 hospitals across the...

How Food Insurance Plans Can Address Social Determinants of Health

New research highlights the cost efficiency of Medicare and Medicaid coverage for healthy food plans, demonstrating the effectiveness of programs that address the social determinants of health. The researchers, hailing from the Friedman...

Industry Players Spar Over Path to Address Surprise Medical Bills

Hospitals are at odds with payer and healthcare business groups about how to address surprise medical bills, with both cohorts issuing statements on the matter. On March 18, payer industry leaders sent a letter to Congress outlining key...

How to Build Stronger Patient Relationships, Avoid Clinician Burnout

When clinicians build strong patient relationships, it inevitably results in better patient satisfaction and care experiences. And strong patient-provider relationships aren’t just for the patient’s benefit. Clinicians also...

Advance Care Planning Improves Quality of Life, Reduces Anxiety

Early interventions and patient-centered advance care planning communication can improve patient-reported outcomes and quality of life for individuals with a serious illness, according to researchers from Dana Farber Cancer...

Patients Say EHR Use Improves Care Quality, Provider Communication

Patients say the EHR improves their care quality and patient-provider communications, but concerns about security and data accuracy remain, according to a data note from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The note, which included survey...

Using Quality Measures to Address Medication Adherence, Access

A clinical quality framework may be an effective path forward for understanding and improving medication access for patients, according to a new report from the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. The report, which also outlined the key social,...

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