In-hospital wellness centers were once the purview of only the most cutting-edge health systems, but they're becoming more common as care value becomes increasingly important to the healthcare business, according to Healthcare Finance News.
Geography is a clear determinant of health disparities for patients, as chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes hit underserved communities especially hard, Aetna Foundation leaders Garth Graham, MaryLynn Ostrowski and Alyse Sabina write in a Health Affairs blog post.
Environmental sustainability is increasingly important in healthcare, and should be a key consideration in preventive and population health strategies. Kaiser Permanente has developed several best practices for greener healthcare and outlined them at a recent conference, according to GreenBiz.com.
Using data from readmissions, emergency department use and hospital admissions, the Minnesota Department of Public Health is finding room for improvement when it comes to cutting costs.
In this exclusive interview, Atrius Health VP Emily Brower discusses two key lessons the Pioneer accountable care organization has learned since its involvement in the Medicare shared savings initiative: Why its vital to embrace population health management and the importance of end-of-life care discussions with patients.
Most chronic pain sufferers have tried alternative therapies such as acupuncture or chiropractic care, but more than a third didn't tell their medical doctors about it, according to a survey of more than 6,000 patients treated for chronic pain at Kaiser Permanente Northwest.
Amid consolidation throughout the health insurance industry, major payers continue to focus efforts on the increasingly popular trend of population health, which quickly became a multi-billion dollar effort.
By bringing together a variety of healthcare stakeholders--including providers local leaders--Humana's latest health venture, Bold Moves, aims to improve the health of certain communities 20 percent by 2020.
Long an established player within the retail market, CVS is now one of the biggest healthcare companies in the nation, according to the New York Times.
As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly technology-focused, leaders without a background in tech may find it overwhelming. That's why it's essential they understand several key terms and concepts, according to Managed Healthcare Executive.