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Community Benefit: Why Baylor Scott & White Exceeds State Demands In Charity Care

Texas nonprofit hospitals must spend at least 5 percent of their net patient revenue on community benefits, of which at least 4 percent must come from charity care. Prior to merging, the Baylor Health Care System gave six times that amount and Scott & White provided four times that amount. CEO Joel Allison writes about why this is important to the nonprofit’s mission. Full Story

The Power Of Five: Personalization In A Time of Technology

Will all this technological advancement actually make a difference in helping change the future disease course in patients? Instead, wouldn’t it be more effective to put your hand on the patient, look them in the eye and talk about what would be needed for him or her to live to see their grandchildren grow up? Full Story

The New Healthcare, Evidenced By Baylor’s Landmark Texas Care Alliance

Creating the right future for health care is like unwinding a ball of string, you have to start by finding the knots. The three knots in the way health care is delivered in this country today are waste, lack of coordination, and poor management of chronic disease. We as providers have never been incentivized to address any of those issues. Now, at Baylor Scott & White Health, we are building a model to change that. Full Story

Mobile Apps: The New Era In Home Healthcare

A recent briefing published in the journal Health Affairs, by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, predicts that the number of mobile health apps will increase by a rate of 25 percent a year for the foreseeable future. As mobile apps begin bridging the gap between clinician and patient, patients are receiving better and faster care. Full Story