Hospital Data

Urgent Care Facilities
Urgent Care a Growing Priority for Hospitals

When it comes to high-growth healthcare fields, urgent care ranks near the top. The growth of the insured population through subsidized premiums and Medicaid expansion has led to a greater demand for primary care. With physician shortages already affecting some areas, hospitals and independent corporations have looked to urgent care…

Hospital Construction
Baptist Health South Florida Standardizing All Practices

According to Miami Today, Baptist Health South Florida has created the Evidence-Based Clinical Care Committee, a committee to oversee the standardization of medical practices across the clinical care network. Evidence-based clinical care is a systematic approach developed to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate healthcare for specific clinical circumstances….

Medicare and Medicaid Bundled Payments
Why Do Teaching Hospitals Command Higher Payments?

In the current era of consolidation among healthcare providers, regulators have paid increased attention to the risk of large organizations using their combined geographic presence and market power to negotiate higher rates from insurers and raise prices. But there’s also another metric some hospitals have leveraged to get higher-than-average reimbursements:…

Top 10 Outpatient Procedures at ASCs and Hospitals

Of all the ways the healthcare industry as a whole can lower costs and improve care, one of the most promising is the continued shift to outpatient services. Made possible by medical advances, regulatory changes, and better patient management, the growth of healthcare delivery outside the hospital has led to…

EHR system
Can Today’s EHR Systems Keep up with Providers’ Needs?

The establishment of the Meaningful Use program created incentives for healthcare providers to quickly implement Electronic Health Records (EHRs) into their IT infrastructure. And that goal has largely been met, as only 6% of hospitals overall do not yet utilize an EHR infrastructure, according to Definitive Healthcare. The below chart…

hospital mergers lead to higher costs
New Study Shows that Hospital Mergers Lead to Higher Costs

This past year, the trend of consolidation in the healthcare industry continued with an increase in merger and acquisition activity among hospitals and integrated delivery networks (IDNs).  Between 2014 and 2015, Definitive Healthcare has tracked nearly a 50% increase in such activity. While these consolidations have undoubtedly resulted in some…

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