CMS warns hospitals must protect staff, patients from violence

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Hospitals must effectively mitigate risks to ensure patients and staff are safe as part of their Medicare certification, the agency said in a Monday memo, noting that some facilities have received citations for failing to do so

Hospitals are hiding prices from patients, advocacy report says

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Patient Rights Advocate concluded that some hospitals owned by Ascension and HCA Healthcare are omitting rates for medical services from files made public under new federal rules

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Colorado governor signs hospital staffing bill

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The law includes penalties of up to $10,000 per day for hospitals failing to follow requirements and not taking corrective action, though Gov. Jared Polis asked the state health department to go easy on small, rural hospitals

'Most socially responsible' hospitals ranked

Healthcare Dive

The Lown Institute index, which measures hospitals with metrics such as value and health equity, found that the best performers were often located in smaller communities

A Guide to Virtual Care Technology: 5 Steps to Creating Your Continuum of Care

This guide addresses the increased demand for and benefits of expanding your virtual care options to help retain patients, cut down on hospital readmissions, and expand revenue opportunities.

Rural hospitals face ‘precarious’ outlook as expenses climb, AHA says

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Rapidly rising labor, drug and supply costs could trigger another wave of facility closures, the hospital lobby said

8 ways hospitals can prevent a cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

After the ransomware attack at CommonSpirit, cybersecurity experts share the top ways health systems can protect valuable patient data

Hospitals still fall short on price transparency, consumer group says

Healthcare Dive

Hospitals pushed back on the Patient Rights Advocate report, which found that just 16% of hospitals were fully compliant with the price transparency law

Why Hospitals Need Data Loggers

Electronic Health Reporter

Hospitals rely on data loggers for a variety of reasons; here’s a look at four of the critical ways in which they use data loggers: 1 – Protect Sensitive Assets The most common use of […]. The article Why Hospitals Need Data Loggers appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

CMS issues first price transparency fines to 2 Georgia hospitals

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Regulators have been criticized for moving slowly to enforce the rules, which came into effect January last year amid fierce opposition from hospital groups

University Hospitals Plymouth introduces virtual reality for new emergency centre

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Derriford Hospital is using virtual reality so that patients and staff can experience for themselves the new emergency care centre that is being built. Digital Patient News Derriford Hospital Future Hospitals Programme new hospitals University Hospitals Plymouth virtual reality VR

A Guide to Improved Sepsis Detection & Compliance: 6 Areas You Should Address

This guide highlights key areas that your sepsis detection platform should address to minimize the impact of this leading, entirely preventable cause of in-hospital deaths, as well as how to increase compliance by 20% in 30 days. Download to learn more!

The Hospital Room of the Future

Healthcare IT Today

We’ve been talking about the “hospital room of the future” for a while now. Check out my interview with eVideon to learn more about what’s happening to improve the hospital room.

What's holding up hospital at home?

Healthcare Dive

Widespread adoption of acute-level care at home models has been hampered by physician reluctance and patchwork reimbursement, though a CMS waiver caused hospital participation to snowball during the pandemic

Hospitals to end year with negative margins, Kaufman Hall reports

Healthcare Dive

Labor expenses rose 3% from September to October and total expenses rose 1%, while supply and drug expenses fell slightly during the month

Hospitals bet big on venture capital amid COVID-19 revenue flux

Healthcare Dive

Hospitals are increasingly acting as venture capitalists, ratcheting up investments in companies with products they can use and scale, according to a data analysis of hospital VC arms conducted by Healthcare Dive

Appeals court nixes Hackensack-Englewood hospital merger in New Jersey

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New Jersey's largest hospital system lost its challenge to merge with Englewood Hospital, a transaction the FTC sought to halt because of competition concerns

Hospital Infection Regression

HealthIT Answers

By David Burda - This latest report from the CDC on hospital infection rates gives new meaning to the term “long COVID.” The post Hospital Infection Regression appeared first on Health IT Answers.

How tight nursing home capacity is bottlenecking hospital operations

Healthcare Dive

Large hospital operators reported increasing lengths of stay and difficulties discharging patients in the first half of 2022. The answer to why lies in a perennially stressed post-acute care chassis driven to the brink by COVID-19

Children’s hospitals ask Congress to address mental health, staffing concerns

Healthcare Dive

The requests come as hospitals face an influx of patients with respiratory illnesses and mental health conditions

Technology as the Community Hospital Change Agent

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, is President & CEO of Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass. Our community hospital deliberated for years on whether and how to implement telehealth in our ambulatory practices.

Hospitals’ Mandate for Technology

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The post Hospitals’ Mandate for Technology appeared first on Health IT Answers. Healthcare Revenue Cycle and Finance BJ Schaknowski Hospitals symplr

Ipswich Hospital advances stroke care thanks to tech partnership

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A partnership between Visionable and Brainomix is delivering high-quality stroke care for Ipswich Hospital with an AI-powered solution.

Ousted MetroHealth CEO, facing embezzlement allegations, sues hospital over termination

Healthcare Dive

Akram Boutros’ lawsuit alleges that MetroHealth’s board members were participating in secret deliberations outside of public meetings, violating the law during the hiring process for incoming CEO Airica Steed

Hospitals face lowest readmission fines since 2014, analysis finds

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More than 2,200 hospitals will incur penalties, the lowest number in nearly a decade, as the CMS adjusted its calculations for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

13 hospitals receive funding as special pathogen care hubs

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The healthcare facilities will lead regional responses against pathogens such as COVID-19, Ebola and monkeypox

Growing cyber risks add to hospital cost squeeze, Fitch cautions

Healthcare Dive

Cyber risk mitigation is becoming more expensive, but with hospitals' cost pressures mounting, spending on security may not be a priority, the ratings agency said

Outlook for nonprofit hospitals is ‘deteriorating,’ Fitch says

Healthcare Dive

The ratings agency revised its sector outlook from neutral as hospitals are squeezed by pricier labor, more expensive supplies due to inflation and investment losses

Rising expenses at hospitals are unsustainable, AHA says

Healthcare Dive

Hospital labor expenses per patient alone increased about 20% from 2019 to 2021, according to a new report from the hospital lobby

Hospital ownership affects services provided, study suggests

Healthcare Dive

Despite controversy over nonprofits' tax exemptions, the study argues it's important to consider what services hospitals offer when evaluating their social value

Hospitals seeing sicker patients after pandemic delays, AHA warns

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Rising patient acuity is driving up costs for labor, drugs and supplies and straining hospital finances, the trade group said

Half of hospitals spend just 1.4% of expenses on charity care, KFF finds

Healthcare Dive

At 8% of hospitals, it made up 0.1% The new analysis found wide variations in charity care. or less of operating expenses

Hospitals sending ‘distress flare’ after billions in projected 2022 losses

Healthcare Dive

A Thursday report prepared by Kaufman Hall showed that hospitals are likely to lose billions, driven by an overall expected $135 billion increase in expenses this year, and a $86 billion rise in labor costs alone

HCA to build 5 new hospitals in Texas

Healthcare Dive

The news comes on the heels of HCA's plans to build three new hospitals in Florida, another core market for the Nashville-based health system

FTC sues to block 2 hospital mergers

Healthcare Dive

The agency said the separate deals in Utah and New Jersey would reduce competition and raise prices

LCMC Health to acquire 3 HCA hospitals in partnership with Tulane University

Healthcare Dive

The deal will leave HCA with one remaining hospital in the state Together, the two plan to expand academic medicine across Southeast Louisiana.

Meta Faces Legal Firestorm As Hospitals Cite Its Pixel Tool In Health Data Breaches

Healthcare IT Today

To get a sense of how widespread use of the tool is within hospitals, the site tested websites for Newsweek’s top 100 hospitals in America. One hospital chain which blames Meta Pixel for a data breach is Advocate Aurora Health, which operates 26 hospitals across Wisconsin and Illinois.

AdventHealth eyes new hospital near Asheville

Healthcare Dive

If approved, AdventHealth's facility will be the second hospital in the area Asheville is an area well known in healthcare circles for its previous state-sanctioned monopoly.

Site that lets consumers compare hospital prices goes live

Healthcare Dive

Turquoise Health's online search platform lists prices for medical procedures and services and offers a scorecard rating the transparency efforts of nearly 6,000 hospitals

Hospitals blast 'unacceptable' inpatient payment bump

Healthcare Dive

overall hike, the AHA argued that net payments to hospitals may decrease due to cuts in other areas, including uncompensated care Despite the 3.2%

Grimsby Hospital gains machine to support dementia patients

Digital Health News

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby has used donations for a Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities machine to support dementia patients.

Ascension, AdventHealth make breakup official, renaming hospitals

Healthcare Dive

The end of the joint venture formed in 2015 to run hospitals in the Chicago area will see 14 facilities operate under the Ascension name and four carry the AdventHealth banner

Hospitals struggle with evacuations, lack of water in Hurricane Ian’s wake

Healthcare Dive

Thousands of nursing home and hospital patients have been moved to other facilities as recovery efforts continued Sunday