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State healthcare cost caps could further pressure hospital operating margins: report

State healthcare cost caps could further pressure hospital operating margins: report

Policies in several states have limited provider rates and levels of reimbursement, as well as constrained operating flexibility, according to...

Hospitals’ COVID reporting burden to lighten as pandemic-era policies expire

Hospitals’ COVID reporting burden to lighten as pandemic-era policies expire

On Wednesday, hospitals will no longer be required to report COVID-19 admissions, capacity or occupancy data to the federal government....

Mass General Brigham lays out multi-year plan to integrate flagship hospitals

Mass General Brigham lays out multi-year plan to integrate flagship hospitals

MGB will consolidate similar clinical departments at Mass General and Brigham and Women’s. Article By: Susanna Vogel Blog Source From...

UCSF Health to acquire two Dignity hospitals in San Francisco

UCSF Health to acquire two Dignity hospitals in San Francisco

The purchase comes as Dignity’s parent CommonSpirit Health has struggled financially, posting a $441 million operating loss in its first...

Tracking healthcare worker strikes

Tracking healthcare worker strikes

Over 500 unionized nurses at Ascension St. Joseph in suburban Chicago will begin a two-day strike on Tuesday. Article By:...

Where are all the nurses? Hospitals, advocates disagree on crisis

Where are all the nurses? Hospitals, advocates disagree on crisis

Hospitals and nursing unions disagree about what’s driving sluggish application rates for open registered nurse positions — a lack of...

Hospitals improve on infection control after COVID-19 spike: Leapfrog

Hospitals improve on infection control after COVID-19 spike: Leapfrog

However, patient experience scores declined again, which could be the result of ongoing labor shortages, according to CEO Leah Binder....

Virtual care company eVisit acquires Bluestream Health

Article By:  Brian T. Horowitz Blog Source From : https://www.healthcaredive.com/ Dive Brief: Virtual care platform eVisit announced last week that it acquired Bluestream...

Essential Items to Pack in Your Hospital Bag Before Your Next Stay

Get prepared for your next hospital stay with this comprehensive checklist of essential items to pack in your hospital bag....