March 31, 2016
Internet of Things impacts hospitals,
health care facilities
Healthcare is an industry as much as a science. Innovations that enable the system to deliver better quality at a lower cost are as likely to come from IT, business processes, and design as from new medicines. Moving medicine fully into the digital world could be the linchpin of a more integrated, coordinated approach, if the technology can mesh neatly with the needs of patients, providers, and payers; existing business models; and the complexity of medicine itself. Health Facilities Management, more...
Can good health be good business?
Business and health could be said to coexist uneasily; many see the quest to increase profits and control costs as antithetical to quality care. But business is also a driver of innovation and efficiency in healthcare. Four leaders of healthcare organizations discuss the challenges in trying to deliver both good business and
good health. YALE INSIGHTS, more...
Freestanding EDs: The New Hospital
One of the newest programs and building types being developed within the healthcare industry is the freestanding emergency department (FSED). These projects are growing in popularity as hospitals and
healthcare systems strategize ways to provide improved, responsive care in the most cost-effective physical environment possible. Healthcare Design, more...
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California Insurance Marketplace Aims
to Kick Out Poor-Performing Hospitals
California's insurance exchange is threatening
to cut hospitals from its networks for poor performance or high costs, a novel proposal that is drawing heavy fire from medical providers and insurers. The goal is to boost
the overall quality of patient care and make coverage more affordable, said Peter Lee, executive director of the Covered California exchange, Health News from NPR, more...
Medical office buildings lead health
care construction growth
Led by an ongoing drive in new medical office building (MOB) construction, health care facilities overall are geared for continued growth in 2016 after the field’s strong 2015 for the industry, according to Revista, Annapolis, Md., a leading source of data on health care property and construction. Health Facilities Management, more...
Transitioning to Value-Based Healthcare: Building Blocks for Effective Analytics
The success of provider organizations is increasingly dependent on analytics to influence planning and execution. CIOs must update core analytics capabilities to keep pace with the intense demands for data and information needed to deliver quality care and conduct business under value-based models. Gartner, Inc., more...
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