Predictive modeling offers the key to understanding which healthcare services most affect utilization, readmissions, and payment, and how to tackle the outliers. These analytics are within the grasp of any healthcare system. >>>
Hospitals that have the best survival outcomes are not doing the best job in the area of patient satisfaction, says a healthcare economist . Better indicators of quality are the number of beds and patient volume. >>>
MakerNurse is searching nationwide for nurses who are creating new devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care. >>>
Training young cancer patients and their families basic methods of preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections could have implications beyond pediatric oncology, since healthcare is increasingly delivered in outpatient settings. >>>
A group of Florida physicians opts to skip the golf course and instead, climbs an 11,000-foot mountain range to get away from healthcare. In the process, the doctors learn to work together and hone their leadership skills "under a carpet of stars." >>>
Requiring patients with drug-eluting stents to wait a year before they can undergo elective surgery "is a common problem" for surgeons. But a large-scale study indicates the risk of adverse events such as serious blood clots may be overblown. >>>
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