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Hospitals' Adverse Event Reporting Systems Inadequate

Cheryl Clark

The systems by which the nation's hospitals detect and quantify patient harm within their facilities can be summarized with the Tower of Babel cliché: It seems that everyone uses a different definition of what is a reportable adverse event. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

30-Day Readmission, Mortality Rates Updated

A major update to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare website refreshes data for 30-day readmission and mortality rates. >>>

Hospitals Rarely Report Adverse Events, Says OIG

An Office of Inspector General report finds that 60% of adverse and temporary events nationally occurred at hospitals in states with reporting systems. But only 12% of the events met state requirements for reporting. And hospitals reported only 1% of the events. >>>

CMS Updates Hospital Compare Website

Annual readmissions and mortality rate data has been refreshed on the Hospital Compare website, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has also updated performance data for hospital-acquired conditions and outpatient imaging safety measures. >>>

Inside an Award-winning ED's Nursing Department

The continuous quest for improvement is part of the culture at Boston Children's Hospital, and it's part of the reason that the hospital's ED was one of eight winners of the Emergency Nurses Association's second annual Lantern Awards. >>>

Clinical Data Requires Nimble Navigation

Within a year, the number of EHR users who are also using analytics will double. "It is a critical next step that organizations are moving to analytics, not just technology," says one health system CEO. "The value added from data is going to drive quality," says the CMO of another. >>>

Building the Best Physician Team

Health systems are looking to forge relationships bound by teamwork, cohesiveness, and coordination as never before. Now hospitals are revamping their leadership structures, and some are going further, establishing academies to cultivate physician leaders. >>>

Intelligence Report

Clinical Quality—Data is the Key to Survival

Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

Doctors petition FDA for painkiller limits

The New York Times, July 26, 2012

CT for chest pain in ER gets patients home sooner

Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2012

Officials review deaths at GEO-run FL state hospital

San Francisco Chronicle / Associated Press, July 26, 2012

Patient-centered team care is taking off in OH

The Columbus Dispatch, July 25, 2012

Does palliative care belong in the ER?

Chicago Tribune, July 25, 2012

In Medicaid fraud investigations, a controversial tool

The Texas Tribune, July 24, 2012

PCORI asks for public comments

Government Health IT, July 24, 2012

Staffing firm sued over hepatitis outbreak at NH hospital

Bangor Daily News, July 24, 2012

Hospitals' readmission rates still too high, CMS says

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, July 23, 2012

Patient data 'mega-registry' could bolster clinical research

InformationWeek, July 20, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Physician-Hospital Alignment After the ACA Decision

Date: August 7, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
New models of hospital/physician integration are proliferating in a dynamic healthcare market. Discover which model best suits your institution—now and into the future. Industry experts provide proven tactics in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>

 

Financial Benefits of Telehealth

 

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