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Epic EHR
Top 10 Hospitals Using an Epic EHR System

Epic is the largest provider of EHR systems in the United States, accounting for more than 30 percent of all inpatient and ambulatory systems. As hospitals and care facilities continue to utilize electronic data sharing, and hospitals adopt multiple systems across departments, there could be greater incentive for smaller companies to…

Mental Health Mass Trauma
How to Address Mental Health after Mass Trauma

Firearm-related injuries account for more than $2.8 billion in direct emergency and inpatient care costs every year in the U.S. This does not include the indirect financial costs or emotional effects on patients and providers after incidents of mass trauma. Currently the U.S. is facing a potential shortage of physicians…

CRISPR cancer trials
CRISPR-Cas9 Trials Target Cancer Cell Research

On August 22, CRISPR Therapeutics and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC) announced a two-year research collaboration to develop T-cell cancer therapies. The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology will be used to improve upon existing cancer cell therapies and focus on the specific needs of patients with blood cancers and tumors….

SNF Quality Care Measures
Making SNF Care More Cost-Effective with Better Outcomes

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are an important long-term care option for the aging U.S. population. They are essential in delivering quality care that is cost-effective. SNFs primarily differ from nursing homes in that SNF care is often covered by Medicare while nursing homes are not. Additionally, SNFs often serve as…

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…

List of ACOs
CMS to Divulge Patient ACO Status

In the wake of provider criticisms, CMS has updated how physicians will be made aware of which patients will be monitored for the Medicare ACO program. Medicare beneficiaries will now be allowed to list their primary care provider on the Medicare website. If the doctor is part of an ACO,…

hospital outpatient procedures
10 Hospitals Leading the Way in Outpatient Claims

Patient pursuit of more convenient (and less costly) alternatives to inpatient care, the rise of elective medical procedures, and the proliferation of new non-acute care settings are all factors contributing to healthcare’s outpatient migration trend. As the hospital market contracts and outpatient facilities like surgery centers and health clinics multiply,…

healthcare executives on the move
Top 10 GPOs by Member Hospital Beds

Healthcare’s ongoing push towards clinically integrated networks, health information exchanges, and riskier reimbursement models like MACRA continue to drive consolidation trends in the industry as providers seek allies to help shoulder new technical and financial burdens. As such, the purchasing power of affiliated facilities stands to reach new heights. Group…

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