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    Why the Pandemic Was a Turning Point for Nurses Flexing Union Power

    Nurse unions and labor experts agree that the pandemic was a turning point that catalyzed nurses to fight for improved working conditions and overall better treatment from their employers. By negotiating new contracts with their employers, unions are working hard to both uphold patient safety and mitigate the nursing field’s debilitating workforce shortage.

    / Jul 20, 2023 at 4:45 PM
  • Health Tech

    HCA, Tenet Saw Increased EBITDA in Q1 While Nonprofit Hospitals Continued to Struggle

    The nation’s two largest for-profit hospital chains — HCA and Tenet — increased their EBITDA as salary and benefit obligations became less burdensome in Q1. Unsurprisingly, the story for nonprofit hospitals is a bit different. For this class of health systems, the stress associated with labor costs is subsiding, but operating margins are having a difficult time bouncing back, according to a new Moody’s report.

    / Jul 20, 2023 at 2:15 PM
  • MedCity Influencers,Devices & Diagnostics

    Right Now: ‘Insourcing’ Dialysis Can Deliver Big Cost Savings, Better Outcomes

    When facilities operate their own acute dialysis operations and no longer enlist third parties to provide treatment, they save hundreds of dollars per session. Insourcing also enables hospitals to keep trained dialysis staff on hand full-time to actively ensure quality kidney care to their patients.

    / Jul 18, 2023 at 6:43 PM
  • Health Tech,Hospitals

    64% of Clinicians Feel Physically Unsafe at Work, Report Says

    A new survey revealed that 64% of clinicians feel physically unsafe at work. The perceived risk of violence was especially high among women, clinicians under age 40, emergency department physicians and employees who work with patients struggling with addiction or other mental health conditions.

    / Jul 18, 2023 at 2:49 PM
  • Health Tech,Hospitals

    Hospital M&A Activity Caught Up to Pre-Pandemic Levels in Q2

    M&A activity among hospitals and health systems increased in Q2 of 2023 — there were 20 deals in Q2 compared to 15 deals in Q1, according to a new report. This surge brought Q2’s M&A activity levels in line with those observed before the pandemic. Q2’s 20 deal marks the highest number of announced transactions for hospitals and health systems since Q1 of 2020.

    / Jul 16, 2023 at 11:11 AM
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    这几乎是我的圣经ts Impact’: Providers Push Back Against CMS’ New Proposed Rules

    CMS recently revealed its proposals to raise reimbursement rates for hospital outpatient departments and cut payments for physicians. Next year, the agency is planning to decrease physicians’ pay by 1.25% and increase outpatient payment rates by 2.8%. Provider groups are unhappy with the news — AMA President Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld said the new physician fee schedule will be “almost biblical in its impact.”

    / Jul 14, 2023 at 3:16 PM
  • Health Tech,Hospitals

    How Northwell Chose a Tech Platform to Better Manage Its Contingent Labor Costs

    Northwell Health recently adopted a new system to help it better manage its contingent labor expenses — the New York-based health system is implementing Prolucent Health’s workforce platform across its 21 hospitals.

    / Jul 13, 2023 at 9:15 PM
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    Transforming Claims Denial with AI

    Hospitals and health systems, overburdened by pandemic-induced staff shortages, are in need of tech to improve workflows, reduce stress and save money. The claims denial process, which is a significant time suck and prone to errors, is ripe for innovation.

    / Jul 12, 2023 at 7:30 AM
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    Health Tech,Hospitals

    1,000+ Facilities Impacted by HCA Data Breach

    HCA Healthcare recently suffered a data breach affecting 1,038 hospitals and physician clinics across 20 states. The health system said hackers stole data from an external data storage location “exclusively used to automate the formatting of email messages.” It also said that the incident has not caused any disruption to HCA’s daily operations or the services it provides to patients.

    / Jul 11, 2023 at 3:37 PM
  • Dementia or brain damage and injury as a mental health and neurology medical symbol with a thinking human organ made of crumpled paper torn in pieces as a creative concept for alzheimer disease.

    MedCity Influencers,Devices & Diagnostics

    3 Things Health Systems Must Do Today to Prepare for New Alzheimer’s Treatments

    As more life-extending medications come on the market, health systems have a responsibility to make meaningful changes in how they screen and reach older adults. Earlier detection could mean millions of individuals enjoy longer lives of good cognitive health.

    / Jul 11, 2023 at 12:33 PM
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    What is the ROI for Conversational AI in Patient Access?

    Health systems need to turn their attention to technology that can improve staff retention by reducing employee burnout, according to HCA Divisional CIO Andy Draper. Here’s a look at what Parlance is doing to realize ROI with conversational AI.

    / Jul 11, 2023 at 9:07 AM
  • BioPharma,Hospitals,Legal,Payers,Policy

    Hospitals Have Concerns About CMS’ Proposed $9B Lump Sum Payment for Illegal 340B Cuts

    CMS包干此外最近提出了一个90亿美元t to remedy illegal payment cuts for 340B drugs from 2018 to 2022. In general, hospital groups have reacted positively to the fact that 340B providers will receive lump sum payments but have expressed concern about CMS’ methods for maintaining budget neutrality with this plan.

    / Jul 10, 2023 at 2:47 PM
  • MedCity Influencers

    Top 10 Hidden Facts About Hospital Prices

    Here are the top 10 hidden facts about hospital prices that answer questions about why it is so expensive and why the bills are so complicated.

    / Jul 7, 2023 at 2:58 PM
  • Surgeons doing surgery in operating theatre.

    Health Tech,Hospitals

    UPMC Algorithm Predicts Post-Surgical Complications Better Than the Industry Standard, Study Shows

    Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh created and deployed a machine learning algorithm that flags patients who are at high risk for postsurgical complications. The research team recently published research validating the tool in JAMA Network Open — the study found that the health system’s model outperforms the industry standard.

    / Jul 7, 2023 at 1:36 PM
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    MedCity Influencers

    Improving Maternal Health Outcomes Starts with Reducing Unnecessary C-Sections

    Reducing C-sections that are not medically necessary will save lives and reduce complications such as excessive bleeding and infections. Only through comprehensive education and awareness can we give both mothers and obstetric care teams the tools they need to make the right decision about whether a C-section is medically indicated.

    / Jul 5, 2023 at 5:44 PM