Search Tag: outpatient care

IT Management

TeleHealth Use After Leaving Hospitals Expands While Outpatient Visits Remain Unchanged

2021 15 Nov

University of Pennsylvania researchers saw telehealth use after hospital discharges increases while outpatient visit frequency remained unchanged.   The research team examined FAIR Health claims data from January 2019 to December 2020.  Of 70 million commercially insured and Medicare Advantage enrollees, they identified 1.6 million hospital discharges... Read more

Health Management

New Care Delivery Paradigms

2020 22 Oct

The added value of shifting traditional inpatient surgeries to outpatient ambulatory care centres In 2014-2015, under increasing financial pressure, the inpatient hospital beds at ‘Clinique de la Basilique’ (Basilique Clinic) were converted and adapted for outpatient care. Despite challenges, the clinic succeeded in... Read more

Health Management

Providing Alternative Outpatient Delivery Channels

2020 23 Jun

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated implementation of key digitalisation tenets of the UK’s NHS Five-Year Plan for outpatients, but how can healthcare maintain achievements forged under pressure once the crisis has passed? The COVID-19 pandemic is putting global healthcare systems under immense pressure and outpatient services are not... Read more

Executive Health Management

Higher Prices Follow Physician-Hospital Integration

2015 23 Oct

According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine , physician-hospital integration is associated with increased spending and prices for outpatient care but without any accompanying changes in utilisation suggesting more efficient care from better coordination and economies of scale.  While it is understood that financial integration with... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Patients Receive Comparable Outpatient Care

2015 15 Oct

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation receive comparable outpatient care from physicians and advanced practice providers, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. However, the study shows that all clinicians fell short... Read more

ICU Management

Frequent ED Use Linked to Higher Admissions, Deaths

2015 12 May

Frequent users of emergency department (ED) care are more than twice as likely as infrequent users to die, be admitted to hospital, or require other outpatient treatment. The new findings are based on a systematic review of available evidence and published online in Emergency Medicine Journal . Relevant data analysed by researchers from the University... Read more

Cardiology Management

Outpatient Improvements May Prevent AFHS Readmissions

2014 12 Sep

A recent study finds that repeat emergency department (ED) visits for acute heart failure suggest a lack of appropriate outpatient care. It was found that nearly one-third of acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS) patients seen in hospital emergency departments in Florida and California had ED visits during the following year. The study was conducted... Read more