Since the state law allowing financial penalties for immediate jeopardy incidents took effect in 2007, nearly one in four California hospitals has been ordered to pay for violations such as retained foreign objects and medication errors. >>>
Whether or not the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is ultimately repealed, many of the drastic changes taking place in healthcare today regarding strategy, composition of assets, and even the business model are already under way. >>>
Worker fatigue can place patients and healthcare staff at a higher risk of adverse events, says the Joint Commission. In an alert, it lists 10 warning signs and suggests nine strategies for prevention. >>>
As 2011 winds down, we review our most popular online stories of the year. Quality concerns, readmissions, accountable care organizations, value-based purchasing, and uncertainty about the future of healthcare all share the spotlight. >>>
The Plain Dealer, December 15, 2011
NPR, December 15, 2011
The Baltimore Sun, December 15, 2011
BNA, December 15, 2011
InformationWeek, December 13, 2011
InformationWeek, December 14, 2011
Los Angeles Times, December 14, 2011
The New York Times, December 13, 2011
Government Health IT, December 12, 2011
Chicago Tribune, December 12, 2011
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