Healthcare Headlines Blog

Healthcare Headlines: November 2017

By Kindred Healthcare

CMS Wants Docs To Spend More Time On Patients, Less On Paperwork

CMS just launched an initiative aimed to resolve the growing concerns that its regulations are reducing the time providers spend with patients. Read more

Are Patient-Centered Medical Homes Living Up to the Hype?

Ten years after the creation of "patient-centered medical home," this article reviews how they are measuring up to the original goals. Read more

Caregiver Support Keeps More Stroke Patients Out Of Nursing Homes

New study shows male stroke sufferers without caregivers are more likely to end up in a long-term care facility than those who have more help. Find out why. Read more

How Hospitals are Tackling the Nursing Shortage

Research indicates that by 2024 there will be more than one million job openings for registered nurses. Here are strategies to cope. Read more

Opioid Epidemic Also Hitting Older Adults

The opioid epidemic is often understood in the context of younger victims; however, older adults are highly susceptible to chronic pain and, therefore, high amounts of prescription painkillers. Read more

Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between

Recent data shows Americans’ health is declining, meaning millions face the prospect of shorter, and less active, retirements than previous generations. Read more

By Kindred Healthcare