Hospitals are now conducting wealth screenings with software that culls public data to see which patients are most likely to donate to the healthcare organization, The New York Times reported. The practice is increasingly common across hospitals, particularly large systems.
A woman in Colorado was left stunned after she found herself with a $5,500 bill from a visit to the University of Colorado (UC) Health Emergency Room in Littleton, according to a report from KMGH-TV.
Orthopedic surgeons who perform joint reconstruction on patients who are obese should develop a plan to accomplish that goal in a way that is safe and successful for patients, according to a presenter who focused his talk on key considerations for performing total knee arthroplasty in this group of patients.
Providers face several years between investing in care-enhancing healthcare innovations and getting claims reimbursement for using the services, but Nemours is making the business case for these services.
As healthcare gradually tilts from volume to value, physicians and hospitals fear the instability of straddling “two canoes.” Value-based contracts demand very different business practices and clinical habits from those which maximize fee-for-service revenue, but with most income still anchored on volume, providers often cannot afford a wholesale pivot towards cost-conscious care.
As imaging exams become more routine components of clinical practice, doctors and patients alike may benefit from reframing the medical definition of “normal,” the Washington Post reported this week.
The decision of whether or not to image a patient with a head injury has significant implications—for the patient and the urgent care provider. Understanding which patients are at greatest risk for serious head injury, indications for testing, and options for management/disposition is essential.
Digital health broke out in 2017. We saw more investment than ever before: Over $4.7 billion flowed into a record number of companies. While these record-breaking investments underscore the enthusiasm for new digital health solutions, another revolution was quietly happening just outside the spotlight.
A recent Lancet editorial pointed out that, “in the span of their professional lives a radiologist will read more than 10 million images, a dermatologist will analyse 200,000 skin lesions, and a pathologist will review nearly 100,000 specimens." Advances in deep machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) means a lifetime of work can now be done in days, rather than decades.