Atlantic Health System Hospitals Offer Public Helpful Resources for Ebola Education (atlantichealth.org) As a commitment to the safety of our employees, patients, families and community members, Atlantic Health System recommends the following helpful resources for those interested in learning more about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Summit Medical Group and MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Plans to Provide World-Class Cancer Care to Residents of Northern New Jersey (cooperhealth.org) Summit Medical Group and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have signed a letter of intent to develop a joint, outpatient cancer center, as an extension of MD Anderson’s partnership with Cooper University Health Care, that will provide an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to oncology care in northern New Jersey.
Advocates call for changes to out-of-network medical billing at Trenton hearing (njbiz.com) Health care stakeholders testified Thursday during a second hearing in Trenton on the contentious issue of unusually high “out-of-network” medical bills that can perform major surgery on a consumer's wallet.
After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined (msn.com) Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.
Horizon's partnership with practice management firm is paying off — in cost and in health — its data show (njbiz.com) Lower medical costs, fewer trips to the emergency room, more cancer screenings — those are some of the results so far of a collaboration between Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Continuum Health Alliance, a Marlton firm that helps physicians improve their clinical and financial performance.
Federal government joins quality-over-quantity health care movement with $840M grant program (njbiz.com) The federal government Thursday announced a four-year, $840 million initiative to fund programs that work with doctors to help them “rethink and redesign their practices” in ways that move away from systems driven by the quantity of care delivered, and toward one focused on providing coordinated care that improves the patients' outcomes.
Hospital for-profit conversion doesn't mean lower quality, study finds (beckershospitalreview.com) Converting to for-profit status didn't hurt quality of care or prompt avoidance of low-income patients at hundreds of hospitals that made the change from 2003 to 2010, according to a JAMA study. Researchers affiliated with HHS and three Boston-based organizations —the Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Veterans Administration Healthcare System — analyzed 237 hospitals that converted to for-profit status during the study period and 631 control hospitals.