Athenahealth forecasts a FY16 EPS of between $1.65 and $1.85 on $1.13 billion in revenue, topping analyst estimates on earnings but forecasting a lower than expected revenue. In a statement ahead of its investor day, the company explained that it planned to scale its operations to increase revenue and improve margins.
Health Affairs recaps a number of ACA-related reports, one from the CDC finding that the percent of adults struggling to pay medical bills is steadily declining, another from the CBO forecasts a 1.7 percent decline in labor supply caused by ACA coverage expansions, and a third from CMS announcing that one million new Healthcare.gov users have selected plans this year.
In an effort to alleviate pre-surgical anxiety and improve patient education, Tufts Medical Center (MA) will begin using virtual reality headsets to help prepare patients for surgery, giving them a 360-degree tour of the facility and introductions to the staff.
A report on physician job satisfaction between 2011 and 2014 finds that burnout is increasing across the board, but at rates that vary heavily between specialties. Burnout rates in the general population have remained flat over the same period.