By David Burda – Does medical resident turnover at the end of a clinical rotation lead to poor care or poor service? That’s what researchers from the University of Toronto wanted to find out, and they recently published their study findings in JAMA Network Open.
By David Burda – My ongoing search for signs of healthcare consumerism continued this past week with a read of NRC Health’s latest annual patient experience report. That followed a review of the latest annual Future of Health survey from ZS Associates, which I wrote about recently.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, The pandemic may be showing signs of winding down, but health care costs are not. In Massachusetts, a fight is shaping up over whether one of the most prestigious hospital systems needs to save money, while antitrust cases…
By John N. Kastanis – After watching a 60 Minutes segment, aired on December 13, 2020, regarding Sutter Health’s domination of the healthcare market in northern California, I was prompted to reassess the justifications of hospital mergers and acquisitions that continue to transpire across the country.
By Charlotte Huff – For Christina Nester, the pandemic lull in Massachusetts lasted about three months through summer into early fall. In late June, St. Vincent Hospital had resumed elective surgeries, and the unit the 48-year-old nurse works on switched back from taking care of only COVID-19 patients to…
By Phil Galewitz – With its choice of a new leader, the Florida Hospital Association has signaled that seeking legislative approval to expand Medicaid to nearly 850,000 uninsured adults won’t be among its top priorities. In October, Mary Mayhew became the association’s CEO.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, ‘An Arm And A Leg’, This week, When Jeffrey Fox and his wife got an outrageous medical bill for a simple test, he said to his wife, “No way am I paying this.” In a classic — and hilarious — David vs. Goliath story, Fox takes on a huge hospital, and wins.
HHS To Begin Distributing $10 Billion in Additional Funding to Hospitals in High Impact COVID-19 Areas
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing it will begin distributing $10 billion in a second round of high impact COVID-19 area funding to hospitals.
New Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist: With guest Deanna Parker, Assistant VP of Emergency Services at Hardin Memorial that is located in Elizabethtown Kentucky – the heart of Bourbon Whiskey production – more on that later.
By Kristin Espeland Gourlay – Much has been written about the 20 million people who gained health insurance under the ACA, and what could happen to these patients if it is repealed without a replacement.