Despite stringent hospital protocols and watchful government agencies, preventable medical errors continue to severely harm or cause death to some 400,000 patients a year in this country. >>>
One in three hospitals eligible for The Joint Commission's 'top performer' status has provided an evidence-based care practice 95% of the time for patients with certain conditions. >>>
Among the significant perks of being a five-star plan is the ability of payers to enroll members throughout the year rather than only during the seven-week Medicare open enrollment period. >>>
An emergency medicine physician and researcher suggests that skilled nursing facility residents with "ambulatory care-sensitive conditions" may be treated appropriately in healthcare settings other than the emergency department. >>>
Patient demand for e-mail consultations with physicians is high, but willingness to pay is low. Physicians practices are finding they can accommodate the preference for e-mail by identifying suitable billing strategies. >>>
Healthcare organizations can lower readmissions and improve patient care significantly through a simple move that doesn't involve fancy data systems or expensive care coordinators, according to new research. If your organization doesn't use an oral nutritional supplement protocol, why not? >>>
Healthcare organizations that have fully committed to improving patient experience share the common belief that developing a patient-centered culture is key to their success. >>>
Star Tribune, November 5, 2013
The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, November 5, 2013
CBS New York, November 5, 2013
News & Observer / Associated Press, November 4, 2013
Charlotte Observer, November 4, 2013
NBC News, November 1, 2013
CBS New York, November 1, 2013
The Post and Courier, October 31, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 30, 2013
The New York Times, October 30, 2013
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