HHS on Thursday announced the launch of a new voluntary payment model for emergency ambulance services—called the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) model—that would allow Medicare to reimburse first responders for care delivered on-site or via telemedicine, even if patients are not taken to a hospital.
Apple on Monday hosted a heart health-focused event at its store in San Francisco featuring talks from Apple VP Sumbul Desai and Robert Harrington, president-elect of the American Heart Association, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Minnesota, and New Jersey.
CVS Health recently launched three of its newly remodeled concept stores, called 'HealthHUBs,' which include spaces for patients to meet with clinicians, labs for blood testing, and more. Take a peek inside the pharmacy-retail giant's latest move into the provider space.
At the annual HIMSS conference on Tuesday, Mayo Clinic CIO Cris Ross revealed he had recently undergone treatment for Stage 3 cancer—and the experience underscored just how far the U.S. still has to go in creating usable, interoperable health IT systems, Arundhati Parmar reports for MedCity News.
Spending in employer-sponsored health plans reached a record high in 2017, and the major cause was higher prices—not higher utilization, according to the Health Care Cost Institute's annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report released Tuesday.
High-need patients make up just 5% of U.S. patients but account for almost half of health care spending—yet researchers know little about what these patients want and expect from providers. To learn more, researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and University of Florida tried a simple solution: asking the patients directly.
Mikea Braden, a nurse technician at St. Thomas Hospital, went viral after singing an extraordinary version of 'Amazing Grace' to a 71-year-old patient. But why do nurse videos keep gaining viral acclaim? According to Advisory Board's Anne Herleth, it's because of nurses' dedication to putting 'all their energy into their patients'—the same reason nurses so often report fatigue, stress, and burnout.