Payment models introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are intended to drive efficiency in the care of Medicare patients by bundling episodes of care and may vary with each hospital's negotiated contract. >>>
In a research experiment, an automated phone system and pharmacists' follow-up calls identify and catch adverse drug events in patients. One observer says the system is "highly promising," but not yet ready for widespread implementation. >>>
In the months since one hospital implemented a program that encourages a caring bond to be formed between a physician and a patient, its patient satisfaction scores have risen 33%. >>>
Researchers examining ambulatory care data find continued overuse of non-beneficial, potentially harmful care. >>>
A year into her tenure at Christus Health, a seasoned human resources executive examines her biggest challenge—staffing the health system's new headquarters with 700 new workers. >>>
Hospitalists responding to a survey say that time constraints have "likely contributed to patient transfers, morbidity, or even mortality." But one critic suggests their complaints may be attributed to "some conditions they bring on themselves." >>>
A peer-reviewed journal that focuses on direct patient care rather than healthcare policy is set to debut. It may finally give authors what they've been lacking—an ample platform from which to explore patient-centered clinical innovation and process improvement. >>>
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