Tag Archives: Healthcare

Healthcare prices rose but use fell across US from 2012-16

Dive Brief: Healthcare prices vary widely depending on U.S. location, according to a new interactive report from the Health Care Cost Institute. Despite huge variations between cities and towns, one trend held true: Over the four-year period, the average area saw healthcare prices rise 13% and utilization drop by 17%. Metropolitan areas with high use tended to… Read More »

Another staff member resigns at Hacienda HealthCare facility where incapacitated woman gave birth – Fox News

Another staff member of Hacienda HealthCare in Arizona resigned Friday, adding to the mass exodus of employees amidst the scandal of an incapacitated woman who was raped and gave birth at the facility last December. Kerri Masengale, the facility’s director of specialized therapy and group homes, turned in his letter of resignation. “Though I had hoped to… Read More »

Cybersecurity, privacy top healthcare leader concerns

Dive Brief: Cybersecurity, privacy and security continue to be top concerns in healthcare, with providers rating the triad 5.69 and vendors 5.38 on a seven-point scale, a new HIMSS survey shows. Improving quality outcomes through health IT is close behind, receiving 5.23 and 5.35 from providers and vendors, respectively. Close alignment of providers and vendors… Read More »