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Mobile communications app saves Hancock Health $1M annually

At Greenfield, Indiana-based Hancock Health, the HIPAA laws became such that staff could no longer use alpha pagers to communicate clinical information . THE PROBLEM This prompted a multiyear search for other options. Initially, it was all about simply communicating test results or minimal clinical information. Additionally, staff conducted an internal study and confirmed that… Read More »

EDs could save $8.3B annually with better primary care, study finds

Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »