Tag Archives: Patient

Mexico budget cuts hit patient care and delay kids’ surgeries, doctors warn

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s hospitals are reeling under steep budget cuts by the country’s new government, with surgery delays for children, reductions in testing and staffing shortages, hospital directors said on Friday, fanning anger over President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s austerity measures. A view of the Children’s Hospital Federico Gomez in Mexico City, Mexico… Read More »

At one OB/GYN practice, a patient portal drives engagement, reduces collection time

Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility OB/GYN had a major problem with turnaround time for phone calls, as the practice had more phone calls coming in than resources available to return the calls in a reasonable amount of time. THE PROBLEM Additionally, the practice was spending an unnecessary amount of time in the rooms obtaining… Read More »

University of Chicago Medicine study shows need to enhance patient rest, evaluate overnight interruptions for better patient experience – Healthcare Finance News

A new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine shows a hospital program designed to help patients get more rest for a better recovery process called SIESTA, or Sleep for Inpatients: Empowering Staff to Act, proved successful in cutting the number of times a patient was disturbed overnight and improved their experience. The program… Read More »

Valley Health System seeks better patient, record matching

With population health management supported with analytics becoming a top priority for many healthcare organizations, so is the need to collect data and clean it of duplicate information to better identify and manage patients across all settings of care. That is the impetus for Valley Health System in Ridgewood, N.J., which has selected enterprise identification… Read More »

The Importance of Patient Engagement in Post-Acute Care

By BRIAN HOLZER MD, MBA  Leaders in hospitals and health systems as well as post-acute care providers such as skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and Home Health Care (HHC) agencies operate in a complex environment. Currently, the health care reimbursement environment is largely dominated by fee-for-service models. However, acute and post-acute leaders must increasingly position their… Read More »