Welcome to our Weekly Roundup, bringing you a compilation of articles we’ve come across recently to help you stay up to date on some of the latest healthcare news.
This week’s edition includes stories about “microhospitals,” Meaningful Use Stage 3’s opposition in the House of Representatives and low rates of cardiac rehabilitation.
Research shows cardiac rehab helps patients heal faster and live longer, but more than two-thirds opt out—largely due to copayment costs.
Healthcare spending is projected to increase within the next decade in response to economic growth, aging Baby Boomers’ medical needs and higher medical prices.
“Microhospitals” may become a viable solution for better access and outpatient care in underserved regions of the US.
Members of the House of Representatives oppose the launch of Meaningful Use Stage 3, criticizing centralized regulations for the stunted growth of interoperability.
- The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation initiates a pilot program to reduce the gap between medical care and social services by addressing the social and economic factors that influence patient health.