Poor healthcare apps could cost hospitals $100 million a year

While 66 of the 100 largest hospitals in the United States offer consumers mobile health apps, only 2 percent of patients are using them, according to a new report published on Wednesday ...

High-cost patient populations: 3 areas to address

We all know the saying that 20% of patients drive 80% of costs. Historically, hospitals have struggled to find ways to care for this high-cost population. They have also struggled ...

Will Health Tourism Disrupt America’s Hospitals?

The elderly man from Oman who was receiving a cardiac catheterization was the third international patient that Dr. Patel and I had seen in the past hour. Before him, there were two ...

Here’s How Hospitals Cheat Medicare, And Why They Should

Quick quiz. What should doctors do when they recognize that a hospitalized patient is ready to go home? If you answered: “discharge the patient,” you haven’t spent time working ...

How satisfied are patients with their hospital? Twitter can tell

Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have made the top 10 on a new scoreboard for US medical centers with the best patient care – hardly a first for these ...

Study finds wide differences in prices for same medical procedures

The Internet has turned us into experts when it comes to buying most products we want and need. We have instant access to price comparisons across most retailers, as well as quality ...

Gov. Scott explains his claims about hospital pricing

Anyone who’s ever spent time in the hospital can attest to the confusion, and occasional terror, that accompany a reading of their medical bills. Gov. Rick Scott declared this ...

Hospital, outpatient prices for privately insured vary widely

A new analysis of prices private insurers pay for healthcare services may fuel the already mounting consumer demand for transparency from payers and providers. Prices for hospital ...

What Are a Hospital’s Costs? Utah System Is Trying to Learn

Bill seeks to restrict hospital ‘observation’ stays

The California Nurses Association is backing another legislative attempt to tackle the controversial issue of hospital “observation” stays. A similar bill died in committee ...
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