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Caring for patients to prevent chronic conditions is among the top challenges facing healthcare today, standing alongside the more established acute care. Read about the innovations that help providers coordinate and improve care.

Keeping patients safe with therapy dogs, fending off MRSA

Keeping patients safe with therapy dogs, fending off MRSA

New research has found that patients who spent more time with therapy dogs increased their risk of contracting the superbug MRSA—a warning to hospitals that haven't examined their policies surrounding the popular programs. »

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Mass. curbs academic medical center use as healthcare spending dips

Mass. curbs academic medical center use as healthcare spending dips

More lower-acuity patients were treated in Massachusetts community hospitals in 2017 as the state's overall healthcare spending growth dropped to 1.6%.

AI alone now making the diagnosis

AI alone now making the diagnosis

An AI-based tool can detect diabetic retinopathy on its own, without any analysis by a doctor.

Web exclusive: How changing operations can transform care

Web exclusive: How changing operations can transform care

Modern Healthcare has rounded up web-exclusive stories centered around the idea of how a change in operations can be, for better or worse, transformative to the care delivered.

Incremental approach to clinical variation can net significant savings

Incremental approach to clinical variation can net significant savings

A typical hospital spends up to 30% more than its top-performing cohort to deliver care with comparable or lower-quality outcomes. Closing just a quarter of the cost gap for select procedures can net hospitals $4 million a year.

Predictive analytics tool offers clinicians actionable EHR data

Predictive analytics tool offers clinicians actionable EHR data

NorthShore has developed the Clinical Analytics Predictive Engine, a tool in the EHR that gives each patient a single risk score tied to multiple predictive models. The tool helps give clinicians a way to easily act on information to prevent adverse outcomes.

Community providers form independent cancer care network

Community providers form independent cancer care network

Tennessee Oncology, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists and West Cancer Center combined their 225 cancer physicians, 60 locations and 158,000 patients to create Nashville-based OneOncology.

Revamping an old hospital in rural Illinois

Revamping an old hospital in rural Illinois

OSF HealthCare is turning a shuttered hospital into an outpatient center, where providers address not only medical concerns but also social determinants of health.

Lack of provider data, scheduling options impedes care coordination

Lack of provider data, scheduling options impedes care coordination

Physicians do not have the data to best use their referral network, which can hurt outcomes and damage the patient experience, according to a new survey.

Health systems launch collaboration to improve care for Medicaid patients

Health systems launch collaboration to improve care for Medicaid patients

Fourteen health systems have launched a national collaboration to develop more effective ways to serve their Medicaid populations, starting with avoiding unnecessary emergency department visits.

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