While healthcare providers find plenty they'd like to change within the Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposed rules, a 68-page letter from the American Hospital Association is generating the ire of patient and consumer advocate groups. >>>
A program that enables hospital patients to self-administer medications for chronic illnesses is testing old notions about care delivery and safety while creating a system of more efficient care. >>>
Responding to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pilot program, 74 hospitals from around the country posted median wait times for their EDs. Part of a transparency push, the data shows enormous variation—yet this could be the tip of the iceberg. >>>
The largest of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 26 initial healthcare innovation grants goes to an Ohio program designed to improve care for children with Medicaid who frequently access care through the emergency department. >>>
New research on blood transfusions during surgery says less is better, but that alone doesn't change practice. Getting physicians to break with tradition and embrace a better way is the challenge of the chief medical officer. >>>
Date: May 15, 2012
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