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Ambulance rides often result in surprise bills

Ambulance rides often result in surprise bills

One patient got a $3,660 bill for a 4-mile ride. Another was charged $8,460 for a trip from one hospital that…

Unnecessary medical tests, treatments cost $200 billion annually, cause harm

Unnecessary medical tests, treatments cost $200 billion annually, cause harm

Overly aggressive care can hurt patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed…

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Global lessons on how to foster a culture of innovation

Global lessons on how to foster a culture of innovation

The first HIMSS Insights eBook addresses the challenges of innovating in large organizations and health…

Tapping Technology to Move the Quadruple Aim from Concept to Reality

Tapping Technology to Move the Quadruple Aim from Concept to Reality

According to a recent HIMSS Media survey of hospitals and ambulatory care leaders, fewer…

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Healthcare mergers and acquisitions in 2016: Running list

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions in 2016: Running list

While 2015 was a record-breaking year in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, 2016 saw more change as organizations across the industry adjust and adapt to the evolving financial landscape.

Once-failing hospitals say accountability, transparency key to surviving fallout from failing patient safety grades

Once-failing hospitals say accountability, transparency key to surviving fallout from failing patient safety grades

When Leapfrog released their Spring 2016 patient safety grades recently, 15 hospitals got slapped with a very public 'F' grade casting a spotlight on them that no institution wants. But with more patients weighing public hospital grades, experts, as well as a few…

Analyze this: Health systems, health plans get to the core of big data

Analyze this: Health systems, health plans get to the core of big data

Pamela Peele knows that people who subscribe to cooking magazines have a much higher risk of going to the emergency room. But how she knows that is a whole other story.

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Clinical Quality Measures 101

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to…

Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Hospital systems across the country are looking to streamline their billing and collection processes to become more efficient and better compete in their markets. The challenge many face is how to turn the data that's already flowing through financial systems into…

Credible, Defensible Estimates

Credible, Defensible Estimates

In healthcare, every interaction with the patient matters. Especially in today’s environment of continuous improvement, efforts have been concentrated on coordination among providers, the patient care experience and quality outcomes – all laudable goals.