Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network in January launched same-day appointments for almost all specialists. Here are the top lessons they learned in the process, according to Karen Appold writing in Managed Healthcare Executive.
The doctor-to-doctor donation match almost didn't happen, due to a match screening that produced an incorrect result, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Illinois, and South Dakota.
During the National Governors Association's winter meeting, governors discussed a congressional GOP proposal to switch Medicaid to a block-grant model and how any Affordable Care Act replacement should handle Medicaid expansion states.
To help address the underrepresentation of minorities in medicine, a group of medical professionals is helping prospective graduate students navigate the application process, Karen Weintraub reports for STAT News.
President Trump told insurers that he had directed HHS Secretary Tom Price to work with them "to ensure a smooth transition to" a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, but a top Democrat said the meeting suggests "the special interests are getting their way at the expense of working Americans."
"Rather than lament" online physician reviews, "health care systems should welcome the opinions of our patients, learn from them, and share them with the public," Vivian Lee, CEO of University of Utah Health Care, writes in STAT News.
The World Health Organization for the first time on Monday identified antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" in hopes of spurring researchers and drugmakers to respond to the potentially lethal threats.