The most recent round of administrative penalties for hospital deficiencies constituting immediate jeopardy includes two patient falls resulting in deaths, a wrong-site surgery, and a retained surgical object. >>>
Interns observed interacting with hospitalized patients exhibited five basic behaviors associated with etiquette-based medicine during only 4% of all encounters. >>>
Researchers estimate that each additional nurse-hour per patient day is associated with 10% lower odds of receiving penalties under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. >>>
Research findings call on hospital leaders to take a deeper look at how staff—primarily nurses—interact with patients, to determine a way for patients at highest risk for infection to come into contact with fewer workers. >>>
Despite the lukewarm climate for overall employment, healthcare job growth figures have yet to reflect any slowing demand for physicians, clinicians, and executives. Merritt Hawkins saw its physician and advanced practice recruiting assignments increase by 14% from 2012 to 2013. >>>
On a mission to improve health literacy among its employees as a pathway toward improving health outcomes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota found a solution that not only engaged them, it turned some into "change prophets." >>>
A program at VUMC is making significant inroads in helping physicians turn around their practices or behaviors after patients complain about them, either because of the doctors' actions or their clinical work. >>>
The author of a study on pay for performance in healthcare, says there is little evidence to support that incentives for following certain processes that have been proven to add value… actually improve quality or value. >>>
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