Many third-party organizations rate hospital quality, but healthcare leaders are finding limited value in the plethora of grades, stars, and rankings. >>>
If I were running a hospital, I would want to know that this money was being put to good use to find out how and why preventable medical errors occur and to find ways to keep them from reoccurring. >>>
A constant barrage of ads from hospitals, health systems, and payers urges patients to get screened for some of the deadliest diseases. But casting a wide net is totally at odds with controlling healthcare costs through evidence-based data. >>>
A pair of training programs exposes medical students to art and loss, teaches them about the emotional aspects of patient care, and helps them avoid burnout. >>>
While many providers have the essential EHR components required to obtain federal financial incentives and avoid penalties, about 90% of hospitals still can't allow patients to view online, download, or transmit health information. >>>
The University of Michigan School of Nursing is using the online virtual world Second Life to help medical students hone their leadership and communication skills, and to do so with some degree of anonymity. >>>
The Food and Drug Administration wants to mine social media for information on adverse reactions to medications, but "listening to random chatter on the Internet," isn't the answer, says one patient advocate. >>>
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