Tag Archives: Health

Avoiding Summer Health Pitfalls

While many of us are thrilled that summer is here, there are certain health pitfalls that can definitely put a damper on our summer enjoyment. Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Or maybe not. While many of us are thrilled that we’ve reached the end of the cold weather and are looking forward to the… Read More »

KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Who Will Pay To Fix Problem Of Surprise Medical Bills?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Congress is finally getting down to real work on legislation to end “surprise” medical bills, which patients get if they inadvertently receive care from an out-of-network health providers or use one in an emergency. But doctors, hospitals, insurers and other health care payers can’t seem… Read More »

Borrego Health succeeds with multicultural patient engagement technology

Healthcare provider organizations face an ongoing need to engage patients to help them get the care they need. This engagement has multiple benefits to both patients and providers. THE PROBLEM It can increase access to healthcare, improve care, reduce costs and drive better health outcomes. It can also impact patient retention and have a range… Read More »

15 top health systems named by IBM Watson Health

IBM Watson reports that the key performance measurements on which the 15 best-scoring systems showed the most significant average outperformance vs. peer group health systems. • Overall, 13.8 percent fewer in-hospital deaths.• Patients experienced 12.6 percent fewer complications and 9.8 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections.• A median severity-adjusted length of stay that was one half-day shorter… Read More »