Search Tag: cost savings

Executive Health Management

Green Hospitals for Reduced Power Bills

2015 26 May

Focusing on ways of reducing power consumption through green energy production methods is one key way of reducing the bills for a fixed hospital cost. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, what used to fall under the category of expensive trend is now becoming a necessity as health facility operators seek ecological ways of economising, especially... Read more

IT Management

Telemedicine Reduces Cost of Care

2015 25 May

An UC Davis study has shown that compared to telephone, paediatric telemedicine consultations produced significant cost savings while improving quality of care. Telemedicine systems may be expensive to install and maintain, but they more than pay their way, saving an average $4,662 per use, researchers say. The findings are reported in the journal... Read more

Executive Health Management

ACO Model Shows Smaller Medicare Spending Growth

2015 04 May

The Pioneer Accountable Care Organisation (ACO) Model has helped curb increases in total Medicare expenditures of ACO-aligned beneficiaries, resulting in savings of about $385 million in its first two years of implementation, according to a study published online in JAMA . The Pioneer ACO Model was launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid... Read more

Executive Health Management

Headache Treatment Should Include Lifestyle Counselling

2015 12 Jan

More than 12 million Americans annually visit their doctors complaining of headaches. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston found that clinicians ordered advanced imaging tests and provided specialist referrals for their patients suffering from headaches instead of talking with them about the pain and advising them about lifestyle... Read more

Lab Management

Measures To Reduce Unnecessary Laboratory Testing

2014 06 Nov

According to several studies presented at the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 2014, educating healthcare providers about the usefulness of laboratory tests could significantly reduce unnecessary testing and could eventually result in improved patient care at a lower cost to labs. The investigators report that there was a 75 percent... Read more