With dozens of staffing contracts and hundreds of vacant nursing positions, Scott & White Healthcare in Texas faced a business expansion that outpaced its staffing resources. Here's how the HR department recovered. >>>
New federal guidelines aim for electronic health record systems to be used in a way that improves care and patient safety, and to ensure that system designs don't make certain types of errors more likely to happen. >>>
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. >>>
Try to imagine the ripple effect of punching a $4 billion hole in the economy of a state whose lawmakers refuse federal Medicaid subsidies. It's not just hospital jobs that will disappear. Ancillary support jobs in healthcare and other businesses will wither, too. >>>
Cost and forgetfulness play a large role in non-adherence, but even when medications are supplied at no cost, adherence hovers around only 50%. Forging personal connections with pharmacy staff can help, one insurer says. >>>
If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.
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