Acute Care

Jan 26 | Susan Morse
As the flu keeps hitting emergency rooms and inpatient stays, hospitals that have reached capacity are using ambulance diversions.
Medicaid expansion linked to better surgical care
Jan 25 | Jeff Lagasse
Particularly surprising was the speed at which the improvements took place, with better surgical quality results…
ACO ditches Excel to advance Medicare Shared Savings Program
Jan 23 | Susan Morse
Innovation Care Partners built a dashboard to engage physicians and offers them financial incentives to use the…
Jan 19 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Knee-deep in the integration process, Robert Musslewhite says the company will be focusing on analytics, best…
Jan 18 | Jeff Lagasse
There was little evidence that the program made a dent in readmissions, observation stays, outpatient use or ER…
Adfinitas Health acquires Advanced Inpatient Medicine
Jan 09 | Jeff Lagasse
Adfinitas Health currently partners with 14 hospitals and more than 40 post-acute facilities in Maryland, Virginia and Michigan.
New Colorado law: Hospitals must post self-pay prices
Jan 05 | Susan Morse
The "Transparency in Health Care Prices Act," has good intentions but pricing transparency has mixed results thus…
Mercy teams with GoHealth to expand urgent care
Jan 04 | Beth Jones Sanborn
The Missouri-based health system will expand with more than 30 new co-branded facilities containing with smart glass rooms,…
Mount Sinai: Racial disparities ‘manifest in morbidities’
Jan 04 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Wide variations in hospital performances can have a major financial impact on patients, health systems and…
Issues found with patient experience data
Dec 20, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
The data is used to judge physician performance and hospital performance, often driving managerial decisions such as…