ECRI Institute collects data on adverse events and near misses and releases an annual report on the top technology dangers in healthcare. >>>
A study designed to assess the effect of disrupted sleep on surgeons finds that surgical complications did not increase when surgeons who operated on emergency cases during the midnight to 7 AM shift operated on scheduled patients later in the day. >>>
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 federal investigation finds that although CMS has safeguards to prevent and recover Medicare payments made on behalf of deceased beneficiaries, claims have slipped through and been paid. >>>
The Healthcare Association of New York State studies 10 of the most well-known report cards that attempt to quantify hospital performance—including those from the Leapfrog Group, Healthgrades, and U.S. News and World Report—and ranks them. >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
Many hospitals and health systems are paying for prior acts malpractice insurance as a way of attracting physicians, but how are they absorbing that expense once they've committed to it? >>>
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