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Today’s Rundown

  1. Drug prices still a major concern for healthcare leaders
  2. UHS in the hot seat: Senator calls for federal probe over patient care concerns at top-performing hospital
  3. Nurse-designed care models promote a culture of health
  4. What individual insurance market trends mean for providers
  5. It doesn’t hurt to ask: Most patients are willing to share their sexual orientation, study says

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Drug prices still a major concern for healthcare leaders

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Rising drug prices remain a top concern for health system leaders, according to a new survey. In addition to concerns about prices, more than 90% of leaders who responded to a survey by Premier, Inc. said they expect to experience continued drug shortages over the next three years.

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UHS in the hot seat: Senator calls for federal probe over patient care concerns at top-performing hospital

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has urged a government watchdog to investigate a Universal Health Services facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the wake of media reports that describe troubling concerns over low nurse staffing, medication errors and sexual misconduct.


Nurse-designed care models promote a culture of health

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Care models designed by nurses show success in advancing a national focus on sustaining a culture of health and well-being, but they face funding challenges, according to a new study.


What individual insurance market trends mean for providers

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Amid uncertainty about the future of healthcare reform, hospitals and health systems must be aware of and prepare for the potential challenges posed by the individual health insurance marketplaces. Costs in the Affordable Care Act’s individual marketplaces have been volatile, so one way providers can support patients who have those plans is to understand the total costs associated with treating them.


It doesn’t hurt to ask: Most patients are willing to share their sexual orientation, study says

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Physicians and other healthcare providers greatly underestimate the willingness of patients to disclose their sexual orientation, a new study has found. While nearly 80% of healthcare professionals believed patients would refuse to provide information about their sexual identity, in reality, only 10.3% of patients reported they would not provide the information if asked, according to a study published in JAMA.

News of Note

Though malaria was wiped out in the U.S. decades ago, it remains a public health threat as more travelers bring the disease to the states, according to a new study. There were more than 22,000 hospitalizations for malaria between 2000 and 2014, far outpacing hospitalizations for other travel-related diseases on average. Abstract Limiting patient mobility may actually lead to more side effects instead of preventing falls, and there is limited evidence that such policies accomplish that goal, according to a new study. Release Crittenton Hospital Medical Center has agreed to pay $791,000 to settle claims that it submitted bills for unneeded lab tests. AP story via U.S. News & World Report A Mississippi bankruptcy judge has ruled that three emergency doctors will not be granted special priority as “critical vendors" in their claims against bankrupt hospitals. Bloomberg BNA article

Resources


[Whitepaper] 5 Supply Chain Leader Traits and Why You Need Them to Survive in Today’s Evolving Healthcare Landscape

Presented By: Cardinal Health Industry trends like personalized medicine and healthcare consumerism are changing how care is delivered and received, which will continue challenging the healthcare supply chain. Download this complimentary Whitepaper to learn five traits that supply chain professionals must develop in order to succeed.


[eBook] Managing Purchasing and Accounts in a Changing Provider Landscape

Sponsored By: American Express As providers continue to invest in new revenue opportunities, such as “microhospitals" and mergers, new challenges are presented. Download this eBook today to learn about best practices, and review case studies for managing today’s complex supply chain and accounts payable processes.


[eBook] Develop Happy Employees Who Deliver the Best Care (And Keep Them).

Presented By: HealthStream The level of employee engagement in your organization can impact everything from your patient experience to your clinical outcomes. But how can you create a culture that not only keeps employees engaged, but inspires them to deliver the best care? Download our free eBook with valuable information on this important issue facing healthcare leaders.


[Whitepaper] The Paperless Future of Healthcare and Life Sciences

Sponsored By: DocuSign DocuSign’s eSignature solutions modernize healthcare and life science organizations by eliminating paper and antiquated signature processes while meeting compliance requirements and reducing costs and errors.


[Whitepaper] DocuSign Life Sciences eBook: Reducing Cycle Time with Digital Transaction Management

Sponsored By: DocuSign The patients who rely on your scientific leadership are expecting more.


[Whitepaper] Streamline Regulatory Compliance in Life Sciences with Digital Transaction Management

Sponsored By: DocuSign The U.S. Department of Justice has collected upwards of $17 billion in settlements from the healthcare industry since 2009, including more than $2 billion from a single life sciences company.


[Whitepaper] Enabling Payer and Provider Collaboration in the Journey Toward Quality Care

Presented By: MedeAnalytics Today’s healthcare landscape is changing. Whether that change comes from new reimbursement models, provider consolidation, or consumerism, all players in the healthcare ecosystem must focus on delivering a satisfying healthcare experience at a reasonable cost.


[Whitepaper] 2017 Trends Report: A Year of Challenges & Opportunity

Presented By: B.E. Smith 66% of executives are concerned about the healthcare workforce. So why do two-thirds have a positive outlook for 2017? A new report highlights the challenges and reasons for optimism.

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