Healthcare delivery

AHA calls on hospitals, health systems to compete with ‘disruptors’

reprint With technology giants such as Amazon, Apple and Google entering the healthcare market, America’s hospitals are feeling the heat from these consumer-focused companies—which they see as competitors. “We are seeing historic—if not unprecedented—change across the entire healthcare landscape,” Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association told Czytaj więcej…

Healthcare costs

Geisinger program improves internal communication between doctors

reprint Better coordination between primary care physicians and specialists at Geisinger is enabling clinicians to better diagnose and treat patients at reduced costs. The Danville, Pa.-based integrated delivery system conducted a two-year study of an internal communication program called Ask-A-Doc, which resulted in quicker communication, decreased healthcare costs as well Czytaj więcej…