The American Hospital Association is assessing hospitals' population health efforts, an upcoming Advisory Board webconference delves into how leading population health leaders are transforming their behavioral health service line, and more.
Hakeem Abdulwahab worked the nightshift at Gillette Children's Hospital as a custodian and at a McDonald's drive-through during the day before pursuing a nursing degree, in today's bit-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Massachusetts, and Minnesota.
Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy can spend "hours a day in physician offices or outpatient clinics," but research shows providing cancer treatment at home could be a more effective solution, Nathan Handley and Justin Bekelman write for STAT News. In fact, the doctors write, "it's closer to happening than you might think."
After Jeannette Parker was bitten by a stray cat last September, she sought out an emergency rabies vaccine and left the ED feeling "happy as a clam." Then she received a $48,512 bill—and although the hospital has since lowered its chargemaster price for similar treatments to just $9,900, it's sticking by Parker's original bill.
Cannabidiol-infused products are popping up everywhere from coffee shops to corner markets, promising to ease anxiety, soothe eczema, and even treat diabetes. But how many of these claims are grounded in evidence, and how many are pure hype?
Hospitals and health systems need to attract and retain the right talent, and one key way to do that is to differentiate your culture from the rest by identifying unique, pithy, and memorable values for your organization. Not sure where to begin? Advisory Board research offers three steps to help.
Federal law requires drugmakers to include both major and minor side effects in advertisements, but a study suggests that the information could be overwhelming and interfere with a consumer's understanding of a drug's true risk.