Health systems under pressure to lower readmission rates are getting help from Walgreens, which is using its pharmacists to coordinate patient care during admission and discharge. >>>
In a peer-to-peer exchange setting, a select group of healthcare chief executives discusses the hard work—and strategic necessity—of detail and discipline in any cost reduction strategy. >>>
Researchers say hospitalization-associated disability, a deterioration of functional abilities in some patients, occurs "even when the illness that necessitated the hospitalization is successfully treated." >>>
In most hospitals, labor is the largest single expense, but not an attractive target for cost cutting. But using labor more efficiently, by benchmarking, identification of variances, and process engineering, can make a dent. >>>
Researchers find that the compulsory use of a computerized physician order entry system resulted in a 36% relative risk reduction in venous thromboembolism events and an 83% relative risk reduction in preventable harm in trauma patients. >>>
This is the first year that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asked representatives from critical access hospitals to help make recommendations on supervision requirements for certain services such as IV hydration and venipuncture via vein. >>>
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