5 Ways Healthcare Delivery System Has Changed Forever |BHM Joins The Doctor’s Channel

I don’t know if you are familiar with The Doctor’s Channel or not, but The Doctor’s Channel offers free video CME, medical news, and physician education. Featuring insights and opinions from experts in over 50 specialties, as well as community and lifestyle features that help doctors stay on top of the latest news, ideas and information. The time-saving site includes short one- to two-minute streaming video clips designed to get to the point, and allows doctors to learn from each other – fast.

Can Google Make Us Live Forever? What is ‘Google Calico’ and What Does It Have To Do With Modern Healthcare?

You may recall some murmurings last year about a new Google venture cryptically called Calico. In the heyday of 23andMe, Apple’s many health apps and the hefty focus on technology in healthcare, Google wasn’t about to miss out on the hoopla. But just as soon as we started hearing chirps about “Google’s war on aging”, it sunk into the deep obscurity of the web.

7 Ways to Improve Your Readmission Rates

As most of us are aware, readmissions is a hot topic, especially in terms of the penalties assessed for readmission rates which are excessive. What can you do to reduce or eliminate your readmission rates? There has been a lot of talk about readmissions (avoidable), specifically the healthcare costs associated with them and the effects on the quality of patient care being provided. In order to crack down on these avoidable readmissions, CMS created the Readmissions Reduction Program. The premise of the program is to ding hospitals, with higher than average readmissions (readmitted within 30 days of discharge), by assessing penalties against overall Medicare payments. There has been a lot of hoopla surrounding the program, with many criticisms being cited, such as treating all hospitals alike, not accounting for socioeconomic factors, and the way the penalty is calculated.

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