Hospital Administration

Months into a crisis that highlighted flaws in the global supply chain, concerns around personal protective equipment still linger for healthcare providers. Thankfully, the pain today isn’t as acute. Hospitals are in a much better position now than at the beginning of this year. They’ve sourced through new channels, begun stockpiling efforts and used newly
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Dive Brief: Hospitalizations for several medical conditions at a major New York City-area hospital system plunged after the COVID-19 pandemic began, a new research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine by researchers at New York University and the University of Michigan medical schools finds. And even amid a recent rebound, admissions still remain well below
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When the coronavirus pandemic first broke out in the U.S., “flattening the curve” became the mantra for helping support hospitals and save beds for patients who most needed them. Some hospitals even wrapped up parts of construction early to make more room for COVID-19 patients. Construction Dive has tracked some of the largest medical center
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Dive Brief: The American Hospital Association, American Medical Association and other healthcare-related trade groups have asked Congressional leaders to continue the suspension of the Medicare “sequester” well into next year. The sequester was part of a 2012 deal to avoid hitting the federal debt ceiling. It was suspended under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic
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Dive Brief: Private-equity backed Envision Healthcare and Cigna have reached a deal to retain the physician services group in the insurer’s network in Florida.  Envision has a network of more than 6,000 clinicians including anesthesia, emergency medicine, radiology, neonatology, surgical and office-based healthcare in the state, the company said Wednesday. The multi-year agreement ensures that
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Dive Brief: Health systems rapidly scaled up their telehealth, artificial intelligence and revenue cycle programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according a report from the Nokia-GE Healthcare-UPMC-backed Center for Connected Medicine and Klas Research. But their speedy implementation magnified opportunities for improvement many want to address in the coming year. The survey of 117 executives representing
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As health systems are set to start reporting their third quarter earnings results this week, new research highlights hospitals’ ongoing fears about financial viability, patient volumes and supply stocks. That’s as new hotspots in the Midwest report rising COVID-19 case loads and hospitals prepare for the pandemic to collide with flu season, potentially causing stress
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Dive Brief: Nonprofit health system CommonSpirit will start offering behavioral health in the primary care setting through a partnership with virtual care provider Concert Health, Lloyd Dean, chief executive of the Chicago-based organization, announced Wednesday at the HLTH conference. Dean also teased an expanded partnership between CommonSpirit, the largest U.S. nonprofit health system by revenue,
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