Hospital Data

hospital outpatient procedures
Top 10 Short-Term Acute Care Hospitals

The healthcare industry is being molded by patients seeking affordable, convenient care facilities. This demand has led to innovation in the field of telehealth, and encouraged the growth of retail clinics, outpatient surgery centers, and freestanding imaging centers. Patients no longer rely solely on hospitals to receive preventative care and…

Mergers and Acquisitions
Top Health Systems: Mergers, Acquisitions, Affiliations

Care center mergers and acquisitions are key indications of which health systems are thriving and which are falling behind. The consolidation, purchase, or sale of a care center can aid in lowering costs, increasing patient satisfaction, and expanding the number of services a provider can offer. In 2017 alone, Definitive…

certificate of need
Top CONs of 2017

The Certificate of Need (CON) program is controversial in the healthcare industry. The program requires healthcare facilities to receive government approval before expanding, offering new services, purchasing medical equipment, and more. CONs were instituted in 1974 as a means of achieving multiple goals in the healthcare industry, including: adequate supply…

Mergers and Acquisitions
Do Some Nonprofit Hospitals Deserve Their Status?

The vast majority of hospital care in the U.S. has historically been delivered by nonprofit organizations, which benefit from a wide array of federal, state, and local tax exemptions. In recent years, however, the charitable status of some hospitals and health systems has been called into question. Tighter operating margins…

IDN and GPO consolidation
The Pivotal Role of Healthcare IDNs in Purchasing and Population Health

CMS is putting increasing pressure on healthcare providers to deliver high-quality care to patients at the lowest possible cost while simultaneously reducing preventable readmissions. Some care providers have joined accountable care organizations (ACOs) to meet these expectations. However, though ACOs are capable of providing coordinated, timely care, they have limitations…

Humana payor merger acquisition
The Changing Role of Healthcare CFOs

When the ACA passed in 2010, hospital reimbursements began to shift away from the traditional fee-for-service model and toward models emphasizing quality of care and patient outcomes. Before this legislation, CFOs primarily focused on corporate finance, availability of capital and the typical risks of investment and spending. A healthcare CFO…

Hospital ER wait times
How Hospital ERs are Slashing Wait Times

At New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYPWC), ER wait times were up to two and a half hours for low-acuity patients. Longer wait times in hospital ERs contribute to overcrowding and delays in medication administration for patients with mid-level injuries and illnesses like broken bones and infections. Patient mortality rate…

Hospital ER wait times
Top Factors in Decreasing Hospital Readmission Rates

A new study evaluating CMS hospital readmissions programs was published by the University of Michigan (UM) in the August edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. After CMS launched the Hospital Remission Reduction program in 2012, healthcare providers across the country have attempted to lower their readmission percentages—and…

1 2 11