Fancy amenities such as gourmet meals, healing gardens, and multi-million dollar expansion projects can make patients feel good about a hospital stay, but there are cheaper ways to bolster the patient experience. >>>
The rise in demand for PA's can be attributed to growing interest from large integrated health systems, retail clinics, health centers, and concierge physician practices, says one healthcare recruiter. >>>
Hospitals participating in HENs have "decreased central line infections by more than 45%" in the last two years, says CMS. The largest coalition, operated by the American Hospital Association, says it has saved $201 million. >>>
The expansion of e-prescribing and data analytics is leading to improved outcomes, reduced costs, and enhanced patient engagement. And technology is allowing providers to earn hard cash for meeting medication adherence targets. >>>
Providers are waking up to the need for ICD-10 education, but "one of worst mistakes [they] could make would be to get the training too early in the year," says one expert. >>>
A surgeon's success in reducing readmissions among gastric bypass surgery patients underscores the importance of collecting data through a system of accreditation. >>>
Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
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