Tag Archives: hospitals

Vocera to buy PatientSafe Solutions, with eye toward small and mid-sized hospitals

Vocera to buy PatientSafe Solutions, with eye toward small and mid-sized hospitals Its addition will boost its ability to combine secure messages, nurse calls, checklists and other notifications within the electronic  health record at the point of care. Vocera Communications on Thursday announced its acquisition of San Diego-based PatientSafe Solutions. Terms of the deal were… Read More »

HHS announces $10B in coronavirus relief funding to high impact hospitals

The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday announced it will distribute $ 10 billion in a second round of COVID-19 high impact area funding to hospitals starting next week. The HHS made the announcement through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). As areas across the country see spikes in virus cases and hospitalizations, HHS… Read More »

HHS distributes $500 million to tribal hospitals, clinics, and urban health centers

On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would distribute $ 500 million to the Indian Health Service and tribal hospitals, clinics, and urban health centers in response to COVID-19. At least 233 facilities across the Indian health system serve as the only healthcare provider for both Indian Health Service beneficiaries and… Read More »

U.S. hospitals are suffering financial damage due to COVID-19 pandemic, Kaufman Hall finds

The nation’s hospitals are suffering significant financial damage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Kaufman Hall’s data from more than 800 U.S. hospitals show that volume and revenue declines, along with flat to rising expenses, resulted in a dramatic fall in margin within a matter of weeks, plunging nonprofit hospitals, which historically operate… Read More »

Furor Erupts: Billions Going To Hospitals Based On Medicare Billings, Not COVID-19

Probably few hospital systems need the emergency federal grants announced this week to handle the coronavirus crisis as badly as Florida’s Jackson Health does. Miami, its base of operations, is the worst COVID-19 hot spot in one of the most severely hit states. Even in normal years, the system sometimes barely makes money. At least… Read More »