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Preventable Deaths Report Not Ready for Prime Time

Cheryl Clark

A report identifying scores of potential inpatient complications, meant to alert hospitals to their magnitude and frequency, is getting a tepid reception. It is "an interesting idea, but I don't yet know what it tells me," says one hospital quality expert. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Two-Midnight Rule Will Cost Hospitals Big

The simple demarcation between inpatient and outpatient status prodded by Medicare's proposed rule has the potential to turn into a big revenue problem. But good documentation can help. >>>

Physicians Rail at Recertification Requirements

Medical doctors are facing revamped board recertification requirements that are "expensive, burdensome, and detract from the care of the patient," says David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. >>>

Engaging the Patient's Experience

Carolinas HealthCare System leaders have developed a team-based approach to effectively address patient experience through shared decision-making. >>>

Reducing Readmissions Through Better Care Transitions

With the financial consequences associated with hospital readmissions gradually mounting, providers are focusing on improving transitions from inpatient to outpatient status. >>>

See the Person, Not the Patient

A book written by two RNs details strategies for understanding and interacting with patients as individuals, and suggests nurse leaders can help by "giving nurses space" to do so. >>>

Heart Treatment Centers Form Afib Alliance

The founding member hospitals of the National Alliance of Integrated Afib Centers say the top goals of the multidisciplinary, data-driven effort are to stop inappropriate cardiac procedures and to improve the quality of care. >>>

Hospital Revs Menu to Boost Patient Experience

Executives at John Muir Health in California hope the addition of more nutritious, seasonal, and culturally diverse entree choices will improve patients' health beyond their stay. >>>

Slideshow: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign and Standardization

While there are many barriers to attaining sustainable cost reductions, hospitals and health systems are looking for ways to continue serving their communities while cutting costs. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign & Standardization

This report reveals how Firelands Regional Medical Center, Kaleida Health, and UC Davis Medical Center are introducing new programs aimed at care redesign, care standardization, and driving waste out of healthcare delivery. Order Today >>>



News Headlines

GAO calls for more oversight of managed care

The Hill, June 19, 2014

5 states announce prescription-data collaboration

The Columbus Dispatch / Reuters, June 19, 2014

Google Glass gains momentum in healthcare

InformationWeek, June 19, 2014

How your state rates in terms of long-term care

NPR, June 19, 2014

Insurers push back against growing cost of cancer treatments

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2014

NJ hospital to offer veterans priority

The Washington Post / Associated Press, June 18, 2014

US healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2014

Most people satisfied with healthcare system

The Hill, June 17, 2014

Syracuse hospital passes follow-up inspection in wake of patient butt-slapping complaint

Syracuse.com, June 17, 2014

Maryland doctor's sex assault case spurs talk of background checks

The Baltimore Sun, June 17, 2014



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