Wrong site surgeries and medication mishaps get more attention, but diagnostic errors are a larger, deadlier, and costlier problem, for patients and healthcare providers, Johns Hopkins researchers say. >>>
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. >>>
Critical access hospitals, by their mission and geography, aren't always able to tap into the advantages of bigger systems. But in Montana, rural providers are involved in a pilot project to start closing the gaps. >>>
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. >>>
Madison, WI-based Dean Clinic flipped its primary model from sick care to wellness and prevention. The first step was to concentrate on six primary care pilot sites in a patient-centered medical home pilot project. The next was to implement a new physician compensation formula with goals based on value-based care, not volume. >>>
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. >>>
Baylor Health Care System's ASPIRE program is a voluntary professional-development program that awards cash bonuses to bedside nurses who positively influence patient outcomes. >>>
Date: May 21, 2013, 12:00—3:00 p.m.
Dean Clinic outlines primary care redesign, shifting from a patient-centered medical home to a team-based care model via Lean processes to improve quality and reduce costs.
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