Reports of Watson's projected diagnostic prowess have fed fevered speculation that artificial intelligence is at long last about to make doctors obsolete. But IBM insists that's not Watson's role. >>>
One in five hospital CEOs needs to pull 11% or more out of his or her operating budget. Deep cuts may be necessary, but they must be made carefully to avoid harm to quality care and staff morale, leaders say. >>>
Virtua's CEO says simply knowing the location of patients and equipment is paying big dividends in his team's approach to transforming healthcare. >>>
It costs more, but a regimen of cleaning ICU patients with a chlorhexidine solution has been shown to fight multiple drug-resistant organisms such as MRSA more effectively than soap and water. >>>
Driven largely by falling patient volumes and weak revenue growth, not-for-profit healthcare debt logged a $20 billion downgrade in 2012—more than double than the previous year. >>>
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. >>>
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