Quality experts, including the CEO of the National Quality Forum and a former CMS administrator, caution members of the Senate Finance Committee that healthcare quality measures must be better coordinated to be effective. >>>
Errors in patient care, attributed to electronic health record systems used in emergency departments, are "incredibly common," says a researcher. But vendor contracts prevent physicians from speaking publicly about problems with the systems. >>>
OutcomesMiner is intended to help hospitals and clinics determine better medical treatments based on clinical data and patient characteristics. >>>
Some hospitals believe they can't afford investing in assistive technologies that improve patient safety and protect nurses from injury. Can they afford not to? >>>
Intermountain Healthcare has become a big believer in automated vendor credentialing programs, not only as a patient safety and compliance solution, but as a way to make sure that vendors are meeting their business agreements. >>>
The rate of U.S. births by cesarean section is holding steady at 31%, says the CDC. But "we are seeing an increase in cesareans for longer gestational ages—for full term. That is very disturbing," says the head of a hospital quality watchdog group. >>>
Government quality metrics fall short in meeting the needs of safety-net healthcare providers, who complain that such measures force them to divert their resources into lower priority programs. >>>
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