Hospital Administration

Dive Brief: Concierge primary care startup Tia is partnering with nonprofit health system CommonSpirit to build a series of women’s health clinics connecting inpatient and outpatient care. The Tia-branded clinics will provide multiple services with the goal of creating a one-stop shop for women’s health, including primary and gynecological care. Four-year-old Tia will provide the
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Dive Brief: More than 60% of frontline healthcare workers say the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health, according to a national survey published Tuesday from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post. About 13% of those surveyed reported accessing mental health services or medications while 18% said they needed such services but didn’t get
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Dive Brief: While urgent care centers do keep some lower-acuity patients from visiting costly emergency departments, their presence is not associated with a drop in total healthcare costs, according to a report in Health Affairs. Using commercial claims and enrollment data from 2008 to 2019, researchers found an increase of 1,000 lower-acuity urgent care visits resulted in
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Dive Brief: New research quantifying how charitable hospitals in different ownership categories are shows that, in aggregate, nonprofit hospitals spent $2.30 of every $100 in total expenses on charity care, which was less than government ($4.10) and for-profit hospitals ($3.80). The Health Affairs study published Monday examines the financial data more than 4,600 hospitals submitted
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Dive Brief: FDA said Thursday it is investigating more than 450 reports of contamination and patient infection linked to reprocessed urological endoscopes over the past four years, including three deaths that occurred outside the United States. Devices from Olympus and Karl Storz were cited in medical device adverse event reports (MDRs) that identified the manufacturers.
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Dive Brief: CtW Investment Group is calling on HCA Healthcare shareholders to vote against the current chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee, Charles Holliday Jr., for failing to properly oversee emergency room admissions practices.  The group alleges in its Thursday letter to shareholders that HCA’s ER admissions for Medicare members are excessive and well above the
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Dive Brief: Black adults are significantly more likely to encounter discrimination when receiving healthcare than White patients, according to a new study by the Urban Institute underwritten by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. While 10.6% of Black adults said they had experienced some form of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation or
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Dive Brief: Wall Street analysts are predicting recovery of elective surgery volumes after analyzing a consumer sentiment survey and hospital tracking data, but the forecasts come amid a stark warning from the head of the CDC that rising COVID-19 metrics jeopardizes progress. Results from two surveys from Needham and Jefferies suggest people are visiting hospitals
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Dive Brief: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service concluded that non-profit and public hospital margins have declined but liquidity has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to advanced Medicare payments under the relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, overall cash flow slumped. The acuity of inpatients also
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