Almost two-thirds of the nation's 258 teaching hospitals that report enough data to calculate a safety score ranked below average, the director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center says. >>>
As part of a deal to acquire with Houston's St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives will contribute more than $1 billion to create a foundation that will serve the area's underserved population. >>>
Two out of three health system leaders say their top strategy for fueling financial growth is expansion of outpatient services. The trick is "to grow at the same market share with the [population] growth," says one senior executive. Market share increase is likely to be incremental—but even a small increase means a large raw number. >>>
The latest upgrades to the federally operated Hospital Compare website include embedded spreadsheets containing data on a variety of new measures such as readmissions and value-based purchasing scores for nearly 3,000 hospitals. >>>
Magellan Health Services has found a surprising way to not only engage patients, but to change the behaviors that contribute to their health problems. In the pilot program, Magellan reduced readmission rates and exceeded its engagement goals. >>>
Acute Care of the Elderly teams that target the complex needs of frail, elderly patients can result in fewer adverse events and shorter lengths of stay, researchers find. >>>
The Care Transformation Prize Series will provide at least three quarterly prizes of $100,000 to teams that develop, using data analytics, the best solutions to healthcare challenges selected by the public. >>>
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