UHC, an alliance of nonprofit academic medical centers, is participating in a three-year project that aims to improve coordination between primary care providers and specialists through the use of an electronic health record (EHR) system.
When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast two years ago, hospitals were not ready to handle the problems that came with such a disaster and many were cited months earlier for the same problems they dealt with during the storm.
The Advisory Board Company (ABCO) has chosen three hospitals and one health system to receive 2014 Revenue Cycle Solutions Awards, which recognize institutions’ efforts to improve financial performance.
Several major U.S. health systems have committed to purchasing furniture made without toxic, flame-retardant chemicals, building sector-wide momentum to eliminate what these systems now consider an unnecessary health threat.
If a patient returns to the emergency room only a few days after their initial visit, it’s generally due to a lack of trust in other parts of the health care system and because he or she is anxious about their symptoms.