The healthcare industry has much work to do in advance of full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Of top concern to analysts: state health insurance exchanges and population health. >>>
An electronic tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality allows providers to categorize events as near misses, unsafe conditions, or actual patient harm incidents—and then drill down to the possible causes. >>>
In a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the American Hospital Association not only argues against recommended hospital payment cuts, but says an increase in 2014 "is absolutely essential." >>>
Among hopes for greater efficiency, patient safety, transparency, and overall quality of care, healthcare providers have a lot of work to do this year in advance of reporting deadlines. >>>
It's easy to forget that rural and community-based healthcare providers have other major challenges that are not directly tied to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>
In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Joseph Kvedar, MD. After nearly two decades of pioneering research into connected health as a reliable model for healthcare delivery, he has won fans and converted skeptics. >>>
One in three healthcare executives thinks the industry is on the right track—an improvement over previous years, but a clear sign that dissatisfaction remains widespread. An independent HealthLeaders Media survey produced with support from Conifer Health Solutions.
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