On the first day of an AHIMA-organized summit, the Coalition for ICD-10 picked up a strong ally, America's Health Insurance Plans, but got no new information from federal officials about an implementation date. >>>
Healthcare providers that adopt a leadership model of drug stewardship can reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals, says the CDC. >>>
Negotiating a managed care contract is not the same as it was even a few years ago. Now all of the power providers have in managed care negotiations is in their ability to prove that they can manage quality and cost more effectively than the next guy, says one expert. >>>
Patient experience lays the groundwork for every marketing initiative, yet many healthcare marketers feel they do not have a direct influence on how that experience is delivered. Here's how marketers' internal communication initiatives and C-suite influence can bring about positive change in the lives of patients. >>>
Risk factors that can adversely affect a patient's recovery or trigger a hospital readmission include behavioral issues. The chair of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry discusses how screening for depression will become more widespread as hospitals adopt value-based reimbursement models. >>>
Healthcare organizations are at their weakest not necessarily on technical implementations, but in their ability to coordinate and collaborate across organizations, says a security expert. >>>
As the healthcare industry makes the move toward population health management, providers are finding innovative ways to positively affect the health status of their communities—and lower costs in the process. >>>
If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.
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