Health News Daily – February 23, 2016

Changing Patient Behavior through Technology
HealthLeaders Media
Software and hardware developments are opening new ways to get patients more involved in their own care.

Nursing Home Capacity Down Across Country, the CDC Report Finds
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News
While nursing homes remain the top long-term care providers in most regions of the United States, residential care communities are steadily gaining ground, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Insurers, Drugmakers Wrestle with How to Build Value-Based Contracts
Modern Healthcare (may require password)
The deafening public outcry over drug pricing has forced health insurers and pharmaceutical companies to devise ways of expanding access to potentially life-saving drugs without breaking the bank.

Will Hospitals Begin Incorporating Concierge Medicine? Three Reasons They’re Likely to
Becker’s Hospital Review
Russ Alan Prince, president of consulting firm R.A. Prince & Associates, believes concierge medicine will be increasingly incorporated into hospitals for its ability to “mitigate the financial pressures felt by a solid percentage of physicians and medical institutions.”

Non-Healthcare News

Hotel Restaurants, the Challenges and Opportunities
Hotel Management
Despite benefiting from a targeted clientele, Mark Anderson, VP of food and beverage for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said hotels also face a series of challenges unique from restaurants outside of hospitality.1