international network

Lessons from Abroad for U.S. Healthcare

When Joaquin Blaya wanted to explore bringing the mobile health start-up he launched in Chile to the United States, he turned to his long-time support network for advice. The Global…
HAI

Tech Solutions to Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) are more than just a thorn in the side of the healthcare industry – they’re a serious problem. According to CDC data, one in 20 patients…
long term care

Putting Patients First in Long-Term Care

(As vice president of Long-Term Care Solutions for Xerox Government Healthcare Solutions and former Medicaid director and deputy director of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Frank Spinelli’s more than…
Doctor greating patient

Bundled Payments Tested for Reducing Costs and Payment Headaches

Physicians and insurers move toward providing medical care — and bills — in one comprehensive package.  When patients go to Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) in Minnesota for a total knee…
HBD Price Transparency

Comparing Healthcare Costs Still a Guessing Game

Estimates for medical procedures can be hard to track down, though comparison shopping is getting easier. If the orthopedist tells you it’s time for a knee replacement, your next question…