Tag Archives: hospital

Every for-profit hospital chain reported admission upticks: Is it a blip?

All for-profit hospital operators reported an increase an admissions growth during the third quarter of this year, raising questions about whether the uptick is just a blip or represents sustainable growth.  The gains in the third quarter add on to the accelerating admissions growth throughout the year. Tenet reported its third consecutive quarter of admission… Read More »

Google eyes AI to cut hospital red tape, move providers beyond ‘data clerks’

LAS VEGAS — Former Geisinger CEO David Feinberg offered a peek behind the curtain at Google Health on Monday at the HLTH conference, outlining areas for the tech behemoth to disrupt, including artificial intelligence in disease prediction and prevention and hospital administration. The tech giant has invested in voice technology to help doctors and patients, methods to… Read More »

CMS tweaks hospital wage index change in final rule

Dive Brief: CMS has finalized some proposed changes to the hospital wage index but is heeding some concerns from national groups like the American Hospital Association and Federation of American Hospitals that facilities in urban areas would be unfairly dinged in the original plan. The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule released late Friday will… Read More »

Hospital offers 'instant' six-pack abs surgery and the results are horrifying

Craving chiseled abs but not arsed heading to the gym? A hospital in Thailand is offering a ‘painless’ surgery which gives you an “instant” six-pack. A hospital in Bangkok is offering “instant” six-pack surgery for those who are too lazy to work out. Masterpiece Hospital CEO and surgeon Raweewat “Sae” Maschamadol said that they receive between 20 and 30… Read More »