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 »

Pre-pandemic, more than half of hospitals nab above-average Leapfrog safety grades

Dive Brief: One-third of the nation’s hospitals received A grades for the quality of care they provide, according to the Leapfrog Group’s annual survey, which graded more than 2,700 acute care facilities nationwide. Another 24% received B grades, suggesting that the nation’s hospitals are generally performing well in terms of the quality and safety of… Read More »

Nonprofit hospitals’ liquidity supports the ability to repay CARES Act loans, says Fitch

Repayment of loans provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is expected to begin soon. This has been a source of stress for some hospitals, but for nonprofits, there’s good news: This won’t materially affect their financial profiles, according to Fitch Ratings. Providers’ ratings… Read More »

HHS is releasing additional $10B to hospitals in COVID-19 hot spots

The Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration will next week start distributing an additional $ 10 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to hospitals in high impact areas. At the beginning of June, HHS asked hospitals across the country to submit data on their COVID-19-positive inpatient admissions between January… Read More »