Tag Archives: hospitals

WHO says new China coronavirus could spread, warns hospitals worldwide

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said… Read More »

JAMA: Lower cost hospitals have similar patient outcomes as higher cost counterparts

Dive Brief: A new study in JAMA Network Open finds that Medicare patients with heart failure or pneumonia likely had more costs associated with the hospital where they were receiving treatment than their acuity. The researchers randomly studied 1.22 million patients discharged between July 2013 and June 2016, and further isolated them to 1,615 patient… Read More »

AHA argues nonprofit hospitals more than make up for lost tax revenue

Dive Brief: Federal tax revenue foregone in 2016 because of the tax-exempt status of nonprofit hospitals totaled $ 9 billion, but those hospitals spent more than 10 times that amount in providing community benefits, according to the American Hospital Association. In a report released Wednesday, AHA said nonprofit hospitals spent nearly $ 44 billion in… 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 »