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26 hospitals hit by two-hour outage of their Cerner EHRs

Hospital operator Universal Health Services said electronic health records at 26 facilities were affected Friday by technical problems at a data center run by Cerner. Universal, which manages more than 350 healthcare facilities in the U.S. and United Kingdom, declined to specify the technical issues or say how many patient records were affected. The problem… Read More »

Hospitals missing opportunity to increase EHR integration

Brief Published March 8, 2019 Dive Brief: Health systems are missing an opportunity to deliver on a potential benefit of consolidation by not aligning their acquisitions with their EHRs, according to a new Health Affairs analysis. Health Affairs reviewed data on 4,720 hospitals from the American Hospital Association survey and IT supplement from 2012 to… Read More »

Hospitals should focus on productivity gains to reduce costs, report finds

Dive Brief: The healthcare delivery industry could save between $ 1.2 trillion and $ 2.3 trillion over the next decade by focusing on productivity gains and not workforce expansion, according to a new McKinsey & Company report. From 2001 to 2016, the industry grew 3.3% annually to $ 1.3 trillion — with 99% of growth… Read More »

Medicare, Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $76.8 billion in 2017, American Hospital Association says

According to new data released by the American Hospital Association, Medicare and Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $ 76.8 billion in 2017. Medicare underpayments totaled $ 53.9 billion and Medicaid underpayments $ 22.9 billion for 2017. Meanwhile, in 2017, hospitals provided $ 38.4 billion in uncompensated care, the AHA said. THE IMPACT This means hospitals… Read More »