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Essential Insights

Perspectives on essential people, communities, and hospitals

2019 State Health Policy Review

Erin Delaney

Amid federal gridlock, 2019 was a prolific year for state-level policymaking on important issues for essential hospitals and their communities.

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Delivery Drones Improve Patient Experience at Essential Hospitals

University of Utah Health Care joins a small but growing group of essential hospitals exploring the use of drone technology to deliver medical supplies.

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Words Matter: Boston Medical Center Changes How We Talk and Think About Addiction

At essential hospital Boston Medical Center, changing the language we use is the first step in changing the way we treat people with substance use disorder.

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Hospital Overall Star Ratings: Meaningful or Full of Confusion?

Essential hospitals are committed to transparent, accurate quality measurement, but a single hospital star rating oversimplifies a complex and personal decision.

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Webinar Recap: Interventions to Decrease Food Insecurity

During a one-hour webinar, participants learned how health systems nationwide are exploring ways to help mitigate food insecurity.

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Ohio: Combatting the Opioid Epidemic on the Front Lines

Essential hospitals The MetroHealth System, UC Health, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center play a key role in opioid misuse prevention and intervention.

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The Economics of Medicare GME: Takeaways from VITAL2019

Presenters from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and Germane Solutions discussed strategies to improve graduate medical education economics.

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