Despite the recent uptick in mergers and acquisitions among providers, there's little evidence that health systems have been able to generate effective economies of scale as they grow. Advisory Board's Heath Care Advisory Board team offers three tips to help growing systems achieve real 'systemness.'
Cancer is costly both emotionally and financially, and for many patients a cancer diagnosis can lead to the complete depletion of their entire life's assets within just two years, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Medicine. Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet outlines 3 ways providers can help to alleviate the financial toxicity of cancer.
NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says it has suspended a clinical trial testing a stem cell treatment in patients with heart failure, after Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital called for the retraction of research related to the trial's foundation.
U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its Best Nursing Homes for 2018-2019, as well as a new Nursing Home Finder to help people conduct customized searches for highly rated nursing homes. Advisory Board's Monica Westhead explains why these moves mean "it's more important than ever to deliver high-quality care" and offers 5 strategies to help.