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Feds to Release 8 Quality Measures for Psych Unit Care

Cheryl Clark

Care lapses can hurt psychiatric patients and hospital reputations. Soon-to-be public data on quality measures for these patients will no doubt reflect on the general acute care hospital's overall quality rating as well as for behavioral health units. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

'Decision Regret' in Nurses Linked to Fatigue

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. >>>

The Trouble with EHRs

Although electronic health records are known to reduce healthcare costs, concerns about accuracy and usability—and the risk of EHR-caused medical errors—are growing. >>>

The Hospital Room PC, Reimagined

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. >>>

Overnight Status for Outpatients in MD Raises Safety Concerns

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. >>>

PCMH Data Certifies Proof of Concept

Data collected from 11 states strongly suggests that the question to ask about the patient-centered medical home model is not whether it reduces healthcare costs and improves outcomes, but how well. >>>

Should ED Wait Time Billboards Go Blank?

Forget about touting short emergency department wait times. Reducing volumes of non-emergent patients in the ED is a higher-value pursuit. >>>

Humana Tests Remote Patient Monitoring to Reduce Readmissions

The insurer's chronic care health division is partnering with several telehealth providers to test various remote monitoring formats for common causes of readmissions. >>>



Industry Survey 2014

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

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News Headlines

Chronic care overhaul proposed for Medicare

Billings Gazette, January 16, 2014

Jackson Health System trying to figure out why the surge in uninsured patients

The Miami Herald, January 16, 2014

MO lawmakers outline oral chemotherapy measure

News & Observer / Associated Press, January 16, 2014

FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen

Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2014

Ex-CEO of HMA named in whistleblower lawsuit

Tampa Bay Business Journal, January 15, 2014

No easy definition for 'abusive' prescribing

ProPublica, January 15, 2014

Why doctors are fighting over blood pressure guidelines

Time, January 14, 2014

A busy doctor's right hand, ever ready to type

The New York Times, January 14, 2014

NM ruling will allow doctors to help patients die

ABC News / Associated Press, January 14, 2014

Fairview restricts visitors to its 6 MN hospitals to fight flu

Star Tribune, January 10, 2014



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