POSTS TAGGED AS healthcare economics

“The Most Expensive Medicine in History”

November 8, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

New $2.8-million gene therapy becomes most expensive medicine in history
“The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first [MORE]

Improving O.R. Efficiency

October 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Operating room
Hospitals, particularly those in multiple hospital systems, have tremendous incentive to move surgeries through operating rooms as quickly as [MORE]

Hospitals’ Property Tax Exemption

September 22, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

This piece is not our usual subject matter, but it does impact an enormous sector of healthcare. Most hospitals in [MORE]

Cleveland Clinic’s $49 Telemed Consult

September 8, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Handheld Electronic Device
Cleveland Clinic doesn’t grasp at every healthcare innovation, but when it sees a technology that can efficiently and [MORE]

Mobile Health Planning, Soup to Nuts

October 28, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Becker’s Hospital Review is a champ when it comes to taking a complex subject and organizing it in an easy-to-grasp [MORE]

The Outpatient Hospital of the Future

April 22, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Inpatient Care
Hospitals make money by admitting patients, performing surgical and surgery-related services, and discharging the person as quickly as possible. [MORE]

Costliest Surgeries

April 15, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Surgical Suite
This listing of just 20 surgical procedures accounts for 58% of costs for all hospital surgeries and 27% of [MORE]

Graphic Healthcare Spending

December 10, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Because every “cost-saving” innovation has to address healthcare economics, this graphic should be useful in explaining which metric a [MORE]

ROI Tool for Remote Monitoring

September 3, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cerner Patient Portal_
Two organizations—the Center for Technology and Aging (Oakland, CA) and the Center for Connected Health (Boston, MA)—have [MORE]

Veterans Affairs RFID Safety project

June 11, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hospitals have several operating rooms, and health systems can have many dozens of them. They are the chief [MORE]

Manufacturing Management in Hospital Operations

May 21, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

“Toyota,” “Lean” and “Six Sigma” are manufacturing concepts aimed at improving efficiency and quality in making inanimate products [MORE]

Personalized, Predictive, and Pervasive Wellness; Reimbursement, Access and Efficacy

The rapid implementation of novel cost saving and quality improving health care technologies is hindered by skepticism from insurance [MORE]

Written in the RUNES; Whole Genome Sequencing

December 11, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Universal genetic testing has existed in the US since 1970, using Guthrie cards for neonatal screening (for up to [MORE]

Social Factors in Hospital Readmissions

December 11, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

This piece raises the question of social factors, like employment, home location, etc, being relevant to hospital readmissions which [MORE]