Over time, harried clinical caregivers can become desensitized to the patient experience. It's up to healthcare leaders to get them to do better. "This journey is non-negotiable and it's not optional," says one hospital executive. >>>
Nearly one in 10 nurses is male and the number is growing. As in other professions, men typically out-earn women. Full-time female nurses earn 91 cents for every one dollar earned by their full-time male colleagues. >>>
Super-utilizer patients, also known as frequent fliers, create exorbitant costs for hospitals and health systems yet receive care inadequate to their needs. The failure is in project management rather than clinical delivery, says one physician leader. >>>
Doctors are missing three in 10 patient test results generated by electronic health record systems, research shows. The problem is a matter not only of volume, but of how alerts are communicated. >>>
The 30-day all-cause readmission rate dropped to 17.8% in the final quarter of 2012, an early sign that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the form of payment and delivery reforms, is having an impact, says a CMS official. >>>
Red blood cells stored longer than 21 days are less functional than fresher ones, a small study shows. That's making blood banking organizations such as the Red Cross "really nervous," says the study's author. >>>
Learn how Peninsula Regional Medical Center created a robust IT infrastructure to help clinical teams identify patient problems earlier, and more in this new research report.
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