Project to Evaluate Primary Care and Specialist Communication

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.

Study Reports Critical Challenges Hospitals Faced During Sandy

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.

Patient-handling Equipment Market Expected to Grow

The patient-handling equipment market shows a lot of promise for growth over the next five years, according to a research report from Dallas-based MarketsandMarkets.

AMA Wants Better EHR Technology

The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for solutions to electronic health record (EHR) systems that will make them more user friendly.

Hospitals Awarded for Revenue Performance

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.

Health Care Systems to Eliminate Flame-Retardant Furnishings

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.

Patient Anxiety Causes Returns to ER

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.

Hawaii Approves Funding for Hospital Upgrades

The state of Hawaii has approved $9.2 million for capital improvement projects, including the renovation of two state hospital facilities and other health care upgrades.

LPA Healthcare Approaches Market with Sustainable Designs

Irvine-based design firm LPA has formed LPA Healthcare, a new studio that will manage the design of acute- and specialty-care facilities and offer sustainable innovations.

More Hospitals Strive for Sustainability, Report Shows

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) has released its 2013 Milestone Report, which shows more hospitals are adopting sustainability practices.