It's imperative that healthcare providers team with patients to determine the ultimate medical mission. >>>
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is waging a battle against unsafe patient loads. Now it is behind a petition drive to get a Patient Safety Act on the 2014 statewide ballot. >>>
Medicare spending per beneficiary is a measure of efficiency which underscores the importance of limiting readmissions. Some hospital groups reject the move, but at least one CMO describes it as "not completely unreasonable." >>>
Hospitals that are most successful at raising funds are those that use metrics to determine how to allocate their fundraising resources and those that put an emphasis on major donors, a report on philanthropy finds. >>>
As a key deadline nears, "Obamacare" fraudsters, under the guise of helping with enrollment in health insurance exchanges, are trying to dupe unwitting consumers into giving up personal information. >>>
In an attempt to illustrate the impact of losing federal Medicaid funding, the Missouri Hospital Association is using data linking the effects of poverty, poor health, and life expectancy in the state and making comparisons to rates in Third World countries. >>>
Researchers say companies that have won an award for their employee health and safety cultures also outperform the Standard & Poor's 500, but they cannot yet say that causality has been identified. >>>
A debate is stirring on whether top-ranking docs in hospitals should maintain their licenses to practice medicine. One hospital system with facilities in Florida says it is often "inadvisable" for a practicing physician to be a CMO. >>>
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