The first step toward curbing hospital readmissions is to identify, upon admission, patients who might be at risk for congestive heart failure, diabetes, or pneumonia. >>>
Under a deal announced this week, the Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, and for-profit Community Health Systems will remain independent, but work together to make operational improvements. >>>
More than half (62.4%) of the cost of diabetes care is provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and other government payers; 34.4% is paid for by commercial plans; 3.2% is paid for by the uninsured. >>>
Some providers are overusing colonoscopy for screening purposes in older adults, based on age-based screening guidelines. Research shows wide regional variations in the practice. >>>
The focus at the American College of Healthcare Executives' 2013 Congress on Healthcare Leadership is on mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and other moves to prepare for a changing present and uncertain future. >>>
It's time for a food fight. In one corner, we have physicians advocating for health and wellness. In the other we have the processed food industry, which, borrowing tactics used by Big Tobacco, puts corporate profits above the public good. >>>
Hospital leaders are continuously examining assumptions, processes, and actions that lead to infection, often with modest results. Here's how one hospital made a dramatic reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections. >>>
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