Population Health

Opioid epidemic: Another way it costs so much
Apr 30 | Jeff Lagasse
One hospital lost $3.5 million in a single year dealing with rising infection rates among patients taking cocaine,…
How UVA cuts opioid use 74%
Apr 26 | Jeff Lagasse
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, which focused on just one type of operation, saved more than $1.3 million…
A ‘patient uncertainty’ scale to reduce readmissions
Apr 25 | Jeff Lagasse
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has embarked on an initiative that is yielding insights that could prove valuable to any…
Senate health committee advances opioid bill
Apr 24 | Susan Morse
HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander said he would ask Senate leaders to consider the bill this summer.
Researchers: Stop manually cleaning medical scopes
Apr 23 | Jeff Lagasse
Researchers put the onus on hospitals, manufacturers and regulators to do a better job of reducing contamination and…
Senate committee tackles Medicaid, Medicare policy on opioid use
Apr 19 | Susan Morse
Bipartisan bill is expected after questions are answered by April 26 deadline; Senate HELP committee…
Apr 19 | Susan Morse
Parker, who has 20 years of experience at Anthem, will address the cost and availability of health…
Vaccines are cheaper at pharmacies
Apr 18 | Jeff Lagasse
The move would also make sense from a population health standpoint, since many…
Study: Where hospitals are investing in 2018
Apr 17 | Tom Sullivan
With bold projections that we are on the cusp of the biggest IT spending growth in a…
Do hospital mergers put patients at risk?
Apr 12 | Jeff Lagasse
Mergers and acquisitions can result in economy of scale and other financial benefits -- but it can also be easy for patient…