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Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
  Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
MA outpatient care ranked high
<p><advertisement></advertisement>Massachusetts hospitals as a whole outperform hospitals across the...
Web Exclusive: Childhood Mortality Rates Improve, But U.S. Falls Further Behind
A new study of worldwide childhood and infant mortality rates contains both good and bad news about a major measure of...
Magazine: You're Being Watched
Patients' usage of cost and quality data has been limited. But don't let that fool you.
Web site compares cost, quality among Massachusetts hospitals
A new Web site, www.mass.gov/myhealthcareoptions, compares the cost and quality of care at different Massachusetts...
No Better Time for Transparency
The quality and patient satisfaction ratings of local hospitals were all over the pages of newspapers earlier this week.
Healthcare quality tracking gains traction
A Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Health-Care Poll shows most adults favor the use of patient...
Southwest Florida health system receives high marks
Lee Memorial Health System, a system in Southwest Florida, received high marks on the federal government’s newly...
Study finds many patients dissatisfied with hospitals
Many hospital patients are dissatisfied with some aspects of their care and might not recommend their hospitals to...
Pennsylvania hospital performance data now online
The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance is starting a new Web site that has quality reports that compare...

Continuing Education: The Physician Advisor’s Role in CDI: A Collaborative Approach for Success
This one-day seminar provides an in-depth session on the essential functions of the physician advisor and his or her...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment
Physician turnover can cause millions to walk out your front door. Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
Handbook: Peer Review and Quality Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Department Chair Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Medical Executive Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Book: The Medical Executive Committee Manual
Give physician leaders the knowledge and tools to confidently and effectively carry out their MEC responsibilities and...