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. >>>
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. >>>
Hospitals are doing a better job implementing best practices to reduce 30-day readmission rates for cardiac patients, but even "the best-of-the-best" are still falling short in other key areas, Yale researchers find. >>>
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. >>>
ECRI Institute collects data on adverse events and near misses and releases an annual report on the top technology dangers in healthcare. >>>
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? >>>
A stakeholder-led initiative presents best practices intended to provide guidance to provider organizations for discussing insurance coverage and financial responsibility for co-pays and deductibles with patients. >>>
Its ability to improve inpatient admissions has helped for-profit Hospital Corporation of America post healthy earnings. Tenet, despite an 8.4% increase in net operating revenues, experienced a "volume decline on the inpatient side and flat-ish volume for outpatient," says one analyst. >>>
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