Search Tag: healthcare costs

Executive Health Management

Telehealth bringing Personalised Medicine closer

2019 22 May

What role is telehealth playing in improving the genomics playing field?   How one company is breaking down barriers to implementation of genomics to make Personalised Medicine a growing daily reality in healthcare provision.     What is Genome Medical’s mid to long-term objective in the field of genomics and Personalised Medicine... Read more

ICU Management

Talking about money in the ICU

2018 02 Nov

Do financial considerations about treatment occur during the ICU stay? A study of electronic medical records found that 4% had at least one narrative clinical note linked to finance. The study, led by Deborah D. Gordon, MBA,  Mossavar-Rahmani Centre for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School, examined over 46,000 narrative clinical notes... Read more

IT Management

Tech companies pushing down healthcare costs?

2018 06 Jun

With people in the U.S. finding it more difficult to make ends meet, technology companies could soon drive down healthcare costs, predicts Mary Meeker, a partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Meeker cites two key factors that are helping to bring down healthcare spending: "consumerisation" of healthcare and increased data... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Business International 2018: The new global healthcare landscape

2018 23 May

The new global healthcare landscape   HBI 2018 focused on problems around building capacity, reaching out to new customers and deploying new solutions around digital health and artificial intelligence.   Healthcare Business International’s annual conference is the only CEO-level event focused on private healthcare services, bringing together... Read more

Executive Health Management

High healthcare costs but poor outcomes in U.S.

2018 13 Mar

New Harvard-led research shows the U.S. spent nearly twice as much as other high-income countries on medical care in 2016, yet had poorer population health outcomes (e.g.,lowest life expectancy and highest infant mortality rate). The main drivers of higher healthcare costs in the U.S. are generally high prices – for salaries of physicians and nurses,... Read more

Health Management

Visionary leadership

2018 25 Jan

Th e w a y f o r wa r d f or U S h e a l t h c a r e   Experts d r aw their conclusions on the American health sys t em and what needs to b e done to e r adica t e the many p r oblems that continue... Read more

Executive Health Management

Reducing Costs: Slow Work

2017 02 Aug

The U.S. healthcare system has been described by some analysts as expensive and inefficient. Rising drug prices are known to be a key driver of healthcare costs. At the same time, providers struggle with high administrative costs, which can drive up costs of care while hindering quality improvement. You might also like :  Research Improves... Read more

Executive Health Management

Research Improves Hospital Efficiency, Length of Stay, Healthcare Costs

2017 11 Jun

According to a study by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the IE Business School, public hospitals that generate more scientific publications are more efficient at attending patients. Findings of the study are published in the journal Research Policy. Study researchers also analysed the reduction in health care costs that could be associated... Read more

Executive Health Management

Debate over Rising Healthcare Costs

2017 11 Apr

Drug costs are often blamed for spikes in healthcare costs, but drugmakers are quick to point out that drugs account for about 10 percent of U.S. healthcare spending. For some experts, hospitals are the real culprits.   Supporting the drugmakers' position is a recent report from the Altarum Institute. In 2016, the United States spent $3.4 trillion... Read more

Executive Health Management

How Productive are Patient Satisfaction Surveys?

2015 20 Jun

According to a recent report from The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institute, patient satisfaction surveys may be doing more harm than good. While the intention of patient satisfaction surveys may be to evaluate the performance of an organisation or a service, the report suggests that the survey may end up increasing the cost of healthcare... Read more