Police officers from the Aurora Police Department dressed as superheroes and rappelled from the roof of Children's Hospital Colorado to entertain the children inside, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, Michigan, and Nebraska.
Patients of providers who adopted the psychosocial intervention BATHE and spent a few minutes asking hospital patients about their overall wellbeing—in addition to routine questions about medical symptoms—reported significantly higher satisfaction scores, according to a new study published in Family Medicine.
Nearly 20 attorneys generals in the motion say a temporary restraining order "is necessary by 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2017, to prevent immediate and irreparable harm to the … [s]tates and the millions of Americans who benefit from affordable health care coverage under the [Affordable Care Act]."
The review comes after a "60 Minutes"/Washington Post investigation found that a 2016 law hinders the Drug Enforcement Administration's efforts to curb the amount of prescription painkillers distributed in the United States.
Prescription drug prices continue to rise, placing an increasing financial burden on patients and families. Advisory Board's Lindsay Conway outlines three key steps providers can take to ease out-of-pocket costs for patients and reduce uncompensated care costs.
Influenza experts say flu trends in the Southern Hemisphere indicate that the Northern Hemisphere could experience a particularly virulent flu season, but that several factors could still lead to a different outcome.
To keep on top of new technology and emerging market trends, companies are increasingly positioning their millennial employees as mentors for their executives—and the strategy can work in health care too, Advisory Board's Carol Boston-Fleischhauer says.
Kilee Brookbank credits Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati for saving her life following an explosion at her home—and now she's giving back, having raised more than $170,000 for the hospital since 2015, Barrett Brunsman writes for the Cincinnati Business Courier.