Hospital Compare is a valuable, yet deeply flawed tool for reporting on hospital quality measures. It doesn't have to be that way. >>>
In general, accountable care organization models are thought to carry too many variables and financial risks. Executives at smaller organizations balk because they see no structural model surrounding participation in ACOs that seems replicable. >>>
The reimbursement squeeze on hospitals is on, and healthcare leaders in search of opportunity are finding partners and making deals. >>>
Physicians' associations generally support improving access and transparency in Medicare reimbursement records within the proper context and with privacy protections, but caution that "you can't always use this data as a proxy for quality." >>>
Calling twelve-hours shifts "one of the worst things we ever did," the author of a study on inadequate sleep among nurses is calling for leaders to encourage strategic napping and shorter shifts. >>>
A new PC being tested in hospital rooms isn't like any PC you know. Sure, it delivers streaming video and gaming, but it can also provide patient monitoring and reporting. >>>
Payers, providers, patients, and the public can now view by medical group practice how consumers score California healthcare providers. The data has been compiled by three non-profit groups including Consumer Reports. >>>
Offering patients extended recovery time by keeping them overnight in an ambulatory surgery center may comply with CMS regulations, but Maryland's Office of Health Care Quality and the Maryland Hospital Association are voicing concerns about patient safety. >>>
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