August 11, 2014

Telemedicine could yield $6B per year in savings

Telemedicine has the potential to deliver more than $6 billion in healthcare savings per year to U.S. companies, according to […]

July 28, 2014

UnitedHealth: 3 ways to better engage members

The post-healthcare reform era is causing a shift to a more consumer-centric insurance environment. Due to the rise in consumerism, […]

July 8, 2014

Remote patient monitoring: How mobile devices will curb chronic conditions

It’s only a matter of time before the exam-room-centered focus of patient care gives way to management of assigned populations […]

February 25, 2014

Medical Homes May Not Be the Answer

A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) demonstration project did little to reduce costs and utilization or improve the quality of care, […]

February 19, 2014

Nursing homes have high readmission rates

Hospitals or emergency departments readmit a large proportion of Medicare beneficiaries within 30 days of discharge from nursing homes, according to a […]

January 8, 2014

Hospitals with more elderly, poor patients likely to face readmission penalties

Hospitals are more likely to suffer costly penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services if they treat more dual-eligible seniors–patients […]

January 6, 2014

20% of hospitals in six states have above-average readmissions

At least 20 percent of hospitals in Maryland, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island have higher readmission […]

December 16, 2013

ACO tablet program cuts patient readmission rates

HackensackAlliance, an accountable care organization (ACO) in Hackensack, N.J., gave its patients their own 4G tablets to better coordinate and […]

October 7, 2013

Hospital outsourcing: A lasting trend?

To combat sequestration-induced Medicare cuts and healthcare reform, hospitals have increasingly reduced costs with outsourcing, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. And though outsourcing […]

September 24, 2013

4 lessons from Pioneer ACOs

Accountable care organizations now total 488 and more than doubled since June 2012. With more providers looking to implement the […]

August 14, 2013

4 drivers of reduced readmissions, complications

Florida hospitals that voluntarily participated in statewide initiatives saw lower surgical complications and readmissions, in addition to saving millions of […]

August 9, 2013

Study: NC cuts readmissions by 20% among sickest, poorest patients

North Carolina hospitals reduced readmissions by 20 percent among the sickest and poorest patients in the state, thanks to a […]