Industry News - August 2016

Hospitals using Uber to get patients to care

For people without access to private transportation, getting to medical appointments can be a challenge

8/29/2016


Are timeshare surgery centers the future?

Healthcare providers can lease facilities, staff and equipment

8/29/2016


Fire closes California hospital

Patients evacuated from St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake

8/26/2016


Louisiana hospitals up and running through flooding

Flooding is testing local hospitals' operations

8/25/2016


Micro-hospitals, freestanding ERs urged for New York healthcare

More organizations are opening free-standing emergency departments and no-frills micro-hospitals for their convenience and accessibility

8/25/2016


Baton Rouge hospital transfers patients due to floods

Ochsner Medical Center transferred approximately 40 critically ill patients to other facilities

8/22/2016


Standard healthcare facilities not always best medicine for elderly

Elderly hospital patients arrive sick, often leave disabled

8/17/2016


Research says patients will pay 38% more for 'five-star' rooms

A growing focus on patient satisfaction has hospitals turning to a more customer-centric model

8/16/2016


Huge repair bill prompts patient safety fears at Scotland's healthcare facilities

Maintenance backlog costs now stand at almost £900m

8/15/2016


Ratings confusion: California hospital gets 5 stars and an F

For Methodist Hospital of Southern California, ratings might do more to confuse the public than empower them

8/10/2016


ICUs ease restrictions on visitors

Some hospitals are allowing family and friends of intensive-care patients to visit whenever they want

8/9/2016


Hospitals look to hotels for patient satisfaction tactics

Medical researchers say some amenities can improve health outcomes by reducing stress and anxiety

8/9/2016


Pokémon exposes vulnerabilities at healthcare facilities

A healthcare facility may have entrances that are not regularly monitored or guarded

8/5/2016


VA spent millions on art as veterans waited for care, report says

The Department of Veterans Affairs allegedly spent $20 million between 2004 and 2014

8/4/2016



CMS releases hospital star ratings

Article on Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality website lists 12 things to know

8/3/2016


New design approaches to ambulatory care can help reach new populations

Ambulatory care providers in urban settings operate in an increasingly competitive environment

8/3/2016


Tomorrow's malls may offer colonoscopies next to the food court

As e-commerce hits retailers, doctors are lining up to serve aging baby boomers

8/1/2016



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