Chicago-area hospitals billed more than $447 million while treating around 12,000 cases of gun violence between 2009 and mid-2016, according to an analysis of Illinois state data, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Delaware, Illinois, and Michigan.
Previous research has found a correlation between stress levels reported in WalletHub's findings and Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on CMS' Hospital Compare website. See how your city fared this year.
Alphabet's research and development company, X, has launched the "Glass Enterprise Edition"—a version of Google Glass revamped for a more specialized clientele: health systems, factories, and other enterprise-focused businesses.
After weeks of negotiations, Senate Republican leaders will hold a procedural vote Tuesday afternoon to begin debate on a health reform bill—though it remains unclear whether there is enough support to even begin debate.
HHS' Office of Inspector General in a report writes, "Receiving high amounts of opioids and having multiple prescribers and pharmacies may indicate that a [Medicare] beneficiary is seeking medically unnecessary drugs, perhaps to use them recreationally or to divert them."
Joseph Doyle, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-author of the research, says, "Hospitals that score well on patient satisfaction, follow good processes of care, and record lower hospital mortality rates over the prior three years do seem to keep patients alive and out of the hospital longer."
Over the past few decades, the health care industry has made "big strides" in nurturing female leaders, but "we still have a long way to go," Annette Walker, CEO of St. Joseph Health and president of strategy at Providence St. Joseph Health, writes for STAT News.