The Association of American Medical Colleges has issued a list of 25 guidelines to help hospital officials evaluate rating systems that rank hospitals. Hospitals are urged to consider the validity of measures used, and transparency about methodology. >>>
Part II of an in-depth conversation about care coordination with two nurse leaders delves into the reasons why hospitals are looking at care coordination and transitional care so intensively—quality, cost, and outcomes. >>>
A study of health plan members reflects the impact of healthcare reform efforts and contains at least one surprising result, says the director of J.D. Power's healthcare practice. >>>
This nonprofit, three-hospital health system in eastern Massachusetts has prioritized directing care to the most appropriate setting, which often means admitting patients to the community hospitals closest to their homes. >>>
A recent analysis finds lackluster results in both cost reduction and quality improvement from organizations that have achieved Patient-Centered Medical Home certification. Does that mean we need to go back to square one? >>>
Hospitals are routinely forced to purchase substitute drugs, which is a costly proposition. Not all of those costs are direct, nor are they easy to tally. >>>
Many commercial payers are grappling with the challenge of developing direct relationships with individual customers who lack knowledge about the new health insurance exchange markets and confidence to make purchasing decisions. >>>
This report outlines the strategies healthcare providers are pursuing to grow their cardio service lines while addressing margin pressures.
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