Opening the research center is part of a strategic plan to move Texas Health Resources squarely into a leadership role in the transition from fee-based healthcare to a value-based reimbursement model, says CEO Douglas Hawthorne. >>>
A provider who went through a Meaningful Use audit explains how she got through it, relying on training received at a user group conference, and the help of her state's Regional Extension Center. >>>
Not only are hospitals' quality metrics under tight review by payers, but now the honesty and relevance of their websites' claims and content is getting scrutinized. >>>
A new tool for assessing the risk of surgical complications might eventually be used as an optional alternative to generate reimbursement under the Physician Quality Reporting System. >>>
Institutions that notice diagnostic errors need to have a better way to notify doctors when their diagnoses are incorrect, researchers say, because internists' overconfidence in their decisions may be hurting patient care. >>>
After a move, ED patient satisfaction and throughput measures "tanked" at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. By eliminating duplication, leaders not only improved operational efficiency, but patient experience as well. >>>
In this week's news roundup: Two large employers announce a drastic change to their employee benefits plans, a rural hospital CEO is sentenced in a stalking case, and the results of a compensation survey fail to wow anyone. >>>
Consolidation in the healthcare industry will do nothing to stop the upward march of spending. In fact, consolidation should exacerbate it. So says a hospital chief in a major market who shall remain anonymous—for now. >>>
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