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. >>>
Aetna members considered to be at high or moderate risk for hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge will receive support from a pharmacist in the form of in-home medication reviews or telephone consultations. >>>
A shift away from fee-for-service and toward a population management model of healthcare wouldn't involve nurse practitioners and physician assistants replacing doctors; it would call on all providers to work together as a team. >>>
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. >>>
J.A. Mustapha, MD, works to save limbs. A big part of his challenge is persuading primary care physicians to refer patients with peripheral arterial disease to specialty services like his, where amputations may be prevented. >>>
Date: October 28, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
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