And four more news items for hospital administrators, health system leaders, practice managers, and other healthcare executives to peruse this week
- “Transportation and the Role of Hospitals” is one in a series of guides released by the American Hospital Association (AHA), Health Research and Educational Trust, and the Association for Community Health Improvement. Published November 15 on the AHA’s website, the guide provides hospitals and health systems with helpful information to better address the contributing social factors of health in their communities.
- As reported by Healthcare Finance, a study recently published by the American Academy of Pediatrics indicates targeted screening of children and young adults under the age of 21 who are entering foster care may be more beneficial clinically than the recommended standard laboratory screening. What’s more, the approach could help hospitals decrease the associated costs.
- At the Becker’s Hospital Review 6th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable, which took place last month in Chicago, three panelists discussed their top priorities, namely budgeting for revenues, controlling increasing costs, and accessing capital. A Becker’s Hospital CFO Report highlights each of these healthcare executives’ thoughts on the area of chief importance to him and his facility, and how it is being addressed.
- In the first part of a five-part series from ABC News, Dr. Tim Johnson, who served as chief medical editor for the news division from 1984 to 2009, discusses challenges that could be as influential as medicine in molding healthcare over the next decade. According to Dr. Johnson, the critical problems that need to be tackled include cost control, quality assurance, and affordable access.
- Hospitals and Health Networks recently spoke with leaders at facilities in Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada, that were big responders to two of the largest mass shootings in modern American history. Among their key takeaways for hospital leaders: all hospitals must be prepared, particularly as mass casualty events are occurring with greater frequency; rely on your training; and be ready for an onslaught of media and large numbers of victims’ loved ones coming into your facility.