The most well-known of a series of hospital rankings is a powerful marketing tool, but one observer says he is troubled that none of the various "rating schemes" use state and federal inspection data in their evaluations. >>>
Readmissions data from an American College of Cardiology's registry is now posted on a federal website, in a move toward more public reporting of procedural outcomes. >>>
Researchers report that the existing distribution model of organs for liver transplants is unbalanced and depends upon longstanding relationships among medical centers. Organ donor advocates are calling for a change in the allocation process. >>>
The Leapfrog Group CEO wants public reporting of nine so-called "never events" to remain public. The AHA, she says, wants to suppress it. But that's not all. Binder wants "more data—a lot more data." >>>
Hoping for a deadline extension, many physician practices are behind. Instead they should be highly focused on the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets, says one expert. >>>
Radiology leaders advocate standards-based medical imaging programs to reduce errors and improve efficiencies. The aim is to reward radiologists "not for more procedures, but for the right ones." >>>
Patient safety advocates are urging federal officials to issue an overdue final rule on unique device identification. In the absence of a rule, "patients are being harmed," says one. >>>
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