Fourteen avoidable hospital-acquired conditions accounted for 48,771 adverse patient outcomes, 3,219 deaths and more than $2 billion in excess hospital costs in 2016, according to an IBM Watson Health study. (1)
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The Importance of Quality in Healthcare Reimbursement
Healthcare reimbursement describes the payment that a hospital, diagnostic facility, or other healthcare provider receives for providing patients with a medical service. (1) It’s important to look at how the healthcare reimbursement model has changed over time in order to understand the processes underlying the current U.S. healthcare system, as well as the gaps and limitations that exist within it.
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The Impact of Patient Experience on Health Outcomes
In the United States, over 35 million patients stay in hospitals every year (1). For physicians and hospital staff who see hundreds of patients each day, it can be easy to lose sight of individual experiences. However, for each of those patients, their healthcare journeys are unique and deeply personal.