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Hospitals Give Leapfrog Safety Scores a Failing Grade

Cheryl Clark

Healthcare organizations are blasting the measures Leapfrog picked and the methods it used to determine whether any hospital is more likely to harm patients than another. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Leapfrog Issues Hospital Safety Report Cards

To identify which hospitals are the most and least likely to cause avoidable patient harm, The Leapfrog Group is generating report cards with letter grades—"one score that any consumer can understand before they walk into the door of a hospital."  But the American Hospital Association calls many of the measures used by Leapfrog to evaluate safety "flawed." >>>

How Coordinated Care Can Ground Frequent Fliers

Good patient outcomes rely heavily on physician involvement. One way primary care physicians can play a stronger role in easing the burden on emergency departments is by practicing coordinated care. >>>

Group Medical Appointments Get Another Look

The shared medical experience model, in which a group of patients with a common condition sees a physician for a long visit, is not new. But to make it work requires selecting the right high-impact specialty, working with a passionate physician leader and team, and designing the group visit with both providers and patients in mind. >>>

Dangerous Injection Practices Still a Threat

Over the last decade, accessing shared injectable medications with reused syringes and other unsafe practices have resulted in 130,000 patients being notified they were at risk of infection with viruses or bacteria, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Join us for readmissions approaches that work. You’ll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. Featuring speakers from Mount Sinai Medical Center and Intermountain Healthcare. >>>



News Headlines

Are computers getting between patients and doctors?

The Atlantic, June 7, 2012

MA House passes healthcare cost-control bill

The Boston Globe, June 7, 2012

The real stakes in the healthcare case

The New Yorker, June 7, 2012

How a Gap in Health Insurance Coverage Affects Care

HealthLeaders Media, June 6, 2012

University hospitals: Cost-efficient leaders in care and research

The Atlantic, June 6, 2012

Cancer doctors push Congress to help end drug shortages

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, June 6, 2012

Behind one hospital's fight against deadly infection

The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2012

Can patient photos help cut medical errors?

Reuters, June 5, 2012

Are You Ready for an ACO?

HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2012

Medicare mandates to reduce chemical restraints

Times Union, June 1, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>

 

Aetna Building National ACO Network

 

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