This monthly digest of trending healthcare industry news is compiled by Kraus-Anderson’s Healthcare Construction Group. KA works closely with healthcare clients on a wide range of challenging goals, from remodels and additions to new construction. Staying informed, and helping our clients be informed, of healthcare industry developments helps us accomplish our goal of providing maximum value for the client, so that they in turn can maximize their programs.
Kraus-Anderson continues our ongoing construction management activity on the Regions Hospital campus in St. Paul, beginning work on a new ambulance arrival center which will better accommodate modern emergency vehicles.
Advances in surgical technique, anesthesia and pain management are prompting more surgeons to perform joint replacement procedures in outpatient facilities.
While depression is the mental illness most strongly associated with suicidal thoughts, research is finding that anxiety disorders, problems with impulse control and addiction are actually greater risk factors for suicide.
A recent Modern Healthcare Hospital Systems Survey indicates that two-thirds of respondents estimated their systems’ risk-based contracts generated 1% or zero of their net patient revenue. Hospitals are approaching risk-based contracting very cautiously, expecting that value-based contracts will correlate with declining operating profit.