Tag Archives: Costs

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »

Delivery robot poised to create efficiencies, save on operational costs for hospitals

Coming soon to a hospital near you: Robots? If Savioke and Swisslog have a say in the matter, then yes, robots. The former, a robotics company, and the latter, a healthcare automation outfit, have teamed together to create a robot they call Relay. Already in use in the hospitality industry, it’s been tested in healthcare… Read More »

Health Care Costs Rising

Free Website Content » Health » Health Care Industry Articles By: Peter Joseph The cost of providing employees with health insurance coverage continues to increase at a double-digit rate. We’ve read a lot about cost drivers in health care – exorbitant hospital charges, rising prescription drug costs, expenses associated with developing new technologies and treatments,… Read More »