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Move From Fee-For-Service Medicine Hits Hospital Profits Again

Credit: Getty Royalty FreeGetty The shift away from fee-for-service medicine continues to dog U.S. nonprofit hospitals and health systems headed for another year of cost-cutting and consolidation, a new report indicates. Fitch Ratings says “acute care operating profitability” is set to deteriorate for a third consecutive year as more Americans enroll in Medicare and Medicaid… Read More »

Black Caregivers Less Likely to Suffer From Depression

Caring for a loved one with cancer can be emotionally taxing. But Black caregivers are less likely to experience distress or depression than white caregivers, according to new findings presented at the 11th American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Cancer Conference, reports AACR. Researchers enrolled 44 African-American and 46 white informal caregivers—family or friends as… Read More »

EMR lessons from Stage 7 EMRAM hospital

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Jane Miller, COO of Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, says her organization, which reached the elite stage 7 EMRAM, treated EMR implementation as a clinical transformation project, not an IT project. MobiHealthNews