Tag Archives: hospitals

Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay

In Indiana, a local hospital system, Parkview Health, charged private insurance companies about four times what the federal Medicare program paid for the same care, according to a study of hospital prices in 25 states released on Thursday by the nonprofit RAND Corp. Colorado employers were shocked to learn they were paying nearly eight times… Read More »

Hospitals missing opportunity to increase EHR integration

Brief Published March 8, 2019 Dive Brief: Health systems are missing an opportunity to deliver on a potential benefit of consolidation by not aligning their acquisitions with their EHRs, according to a new Health Affairs analysis. Health Affairs reviewed data on 4,720 hospitals from the American Hospital Association survey and IT supplement from 2012 to… Read More »

What hospitals need in the age of consumerism: guerrilla marketing

There’s a battle going on between health systems for covered lives. There’s also an internal battle within organizations between keeping the status quo of what has traditionally worked coming up against new, very targeted approaches to gain consumer share. Whether hospitals have a powerhouse brand or a small marketing department, there are distinct advantages in… Read More »