The early morning staff huddle intended to make practices more patient-centered by preparing for each patient's upcoming visit isn't exactly working out as planned.
Nurse leaders can borrow management, leadership and quality improvement techniques from education system leaders, according to an article in July's Nursing Management journal.
Despite growing speculation about the regulatory hurdles that the two major health insurance mergers will face, Cigna CEO David Cordani tells CNBC that there are several reasons his company and Anthem are confident their deal will win approval.
Sixty-eight percent of previously uninsured California residents now have coverage, up from 58 percent after the first open enrollment period in the spring of 2014.
Assurant Health, which plans to exit the health insurance business in 2016 due largely to its struggles to adjust to the post-Affordable Care Act market, lost $124 million in the second quarter of 2015, the company announced.
In the fight against cancer, lives matter more than cancer treatment costs, says Andrew Pecora, M.D., oncologist and chief innovation officer at the John Theurer Cancer Center in New Jersey. "You have to focus on the total cost of care--not just the drugs."
The long hours and relatively unfamiliar work environments for new nurses places them at greater risk of injury, according to a new study by the RN Work Project.
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield's patient-centered medical home (PCMH), which has already produced positive results for the insurer, continues to improve outcomes in its fourth year--and cost $345 million less than expected in 2014, the insurer said in a report.
Health spending will grow an average of 5.8 percent per year between 2014 and 2024, according to a new federal report.
If your hospital doesn't already have a team in place, CFOs may want to put one together to handle all the dramatic changes in the current reimbursement environment, Healthcare Finance News reports.