A new study finds low-income areas have longer emergency medical service response times than high-income areas, an upcoming Advisory Board webconference will break down cancer care reimbursement in 2019, and more.
Dan Trigub said he's joined Uber's health business to better serve the "aging, at-risk, and low-income populations," who need "greater access to transportation," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Kansas, and Texas.
Physician Sriram Shamasunder in a book excerpt published in YES! Magazine reflects on how his off-duty encounters with racial discrimination in and around a Los Angeles county hospital helped him find "common cause" with his minority and undocumented patients.
Medical touch is an often overlooked and underappreciated part of health care—but the way a provider physically interacts with a patient can mean the difference between a "soothing or traumatizing" experience, Caitlin Kelly, a former cancer patient, writes for the New York Times' "Well."
Faced with slim operating margins, hospitals today are looking beyond financial incentives to engage physicians. Here's what three major health systems are doing—and six key drivers of engagement that Advisory Board's Sarah Evans and Hamza Hasan advise all leaders to focus on.
Nearly 11,000 skilled nursing facilities will see their Medicare payments decrease in FY 2019 under CMS' new Skilled Nursing Facility Value-based Purchasing Program. Advisory Board's Monica Westhead and Carolyn Buys say that, "Whether your organization received a readmission penalty this year or [not], it's critical to prepare right now across five key areas."