Small clinics often lack experience with quality improvement initiatives and electronic clinical data to help patients with diabetes, according to a case study of the Utah Beacon Experience. But with proper training, such facilities can use those resources to improve patient care.
Five years ago, Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida faced a $124 million loss and was close to shutting its doors for good. Today, the 400-bed, not-for-profit hospital can boast of a complete financial turnaround. In this exclusive interview, Rudy Braccili Jr., executive director of revenue cycle services, tells FierceHealthFinance about the reasons behind the hospital's new-found success.
Aetna is closing the doors of its CarePass mobile platform--a unique mobile approach in the insurance industry that garnered widespread support and collaboration from mobile companies, including FitBit-- by the end of the year. It has abandoned all plans for the project.
Although more primary care physicians have patient portal systems, many patients don't know about them, according to a survey by TechnologyAdvice.
Often when we talk about customer service and patient satisfaction, we focus on high-level issues, such as overall politeness of staff and convenient parking. But while these elements certainly matter to patients, seemingly small gestures can also impact patients' impression of your practice.
It's nice to see competitors working together for the good of the consumer. That's exactly what two of California's biggest insurers--Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross--did...
The patient-centered medical home is touted as a way to revitalize primary care in a post–Affordable Care Act world, but there isn't necessarily one best method for practices to adopt the model, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
As promised, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule updating the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for fiscal year 2015 makes several changes to the Meaningful Use electronic health record incentive program, but not as much as the proposed IPPS rule, issued earlier this spring.
The longtime tradition of doctors' offices displaying photos of babies delivered by their physicians is going the way of cigars in the waiting room, thanks to privacy concerns related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, according to an article from the New York Times.
Technology will make some aspects of healthcare less expensive and others more costly, but increasing competition will keep the industry on its toes, Humana CEO Bruce Boussard says in an interview with Fortune.