The latest round of immediate jeopardy findings by the California Department of Public Health has resulted in hospital penalties for 10 incidents of patient harm or death at seven hospitals. >>>
More patients spent time in intensive care units during their last month of life in 2009 than in 2000. One researcher suggests that providers could "do a better job" of communicating about treatment options and goals of care. >>>
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. >>>
Kaiser Permanente, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, and Saul M. Weingart, MD, PhD have been recognized by the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission for their innovations in patient safety and commitments to quality improvement initiatives. >>>
Hospitals should partner with nursing schools now to improve quality improvement efforts later, research suggests. >>>
Professional associations and lobbying groups have so far avoided bashing the final rule, which details how financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and healthcare providers must be disclosed to the federal government. >>>
Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Metro Health System and National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.
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