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How the Hospital Inspections Database Came to Life

Cheryl Clark

It used to take weeks or months for a government response to requests for federal hospital inspection reports. A new online tool expands access to many of these documents, but it took years of advocacy and a lot of work to get the searchable database from CMS. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Unveils Hospital Violations Database

A searchable online database of federal safety rule violations at U.S. hospitals has been launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is available to healthcare providers, payers, and patients. >>>

County Rankings Illustrate Population Health

Data compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provide a status report on critical population health metrics such as morbidity, access to care, overweight and obesity--by county. >>>

Upend the Hospital Hierarchy

The current clinical hierarchy, a top-down structure where power starts with physicians and flows down to nurses, is flawed. Is this really the best way to care for patients? >>>

The Trouble with Nurse Practitioners

At a time when healthcare institutions need and should be hiring more APRNs, turf battles, nurse practitioner shortages, and state laws are stubbornly standing in the way. >>>

The Cardio Service Line, Rebooted

The tactics for caring for cardiology patients are changing. Care partners, often practicing in the community and not in the hospital, are playing pivotal roles in expanding the patient referral base in new ways. >>>

Berwick: Quest Program Results 'A Breakthrough'

Premier Healthcare Alliance's data- and practice-sharing project, Quest, has saved 92,000 lives and $9.1 billion since 2007 through significant reductions in cost, mortality, and infections, the group says. >>>



LAST CHANCE

Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the 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. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Some states balk at enforcing health law's insurance protections

The Austin American-Statesman, March 21, 2013

MD urges better licensing for healthcare pros

The Washington Post / Associated Press, March 21, 2013

Study: Patients should decide what the end of life is like

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2013

Therapy as good as surgery for knee repair

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, March 20, 2013

Hospitals mobilize to tackle alarm fatigue

The Day, March 19, 2013

N.J. compounding pharmacy recalls all products

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 19, 2013

Hospital ratings are in the eye of the beholder

Kaiser Health News, March 18, 2013

Opinion: One form, faster prescriptions, better health care

Detroit Free Press, March 18, 2013

Opinion: do hospital 'likes' translate to quality?

U.S. News & World Report, March 15, 2013

Hospital admissions continue to decline

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 15, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: New Physician Referral Models for Value-Based Care

Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join physician referral experts from MGMA-ACMPE and Baptist Health System, San Antonio to learn how to create sustainable and scalable marketing plans for physician referrals that will keep pace with healthcare changes in 2013. Register Today >>>




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