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Can chance make you a killer?
Imagine you are a hospital doctor. Some patients die. But how many is too many before you or your hospital are labelled...
Web Exclusive: Do You Have a Plan for Your ED?
I've heard of acute-care inpatient units tailored for elderly patients with hand rails and nonslip flooring. But an...
Web Exclusive: Senior Executives Who Get It
It's refreshing to hear about how some hospitals and health systems are actually improving the care that they deliver...
Web Exclusive: Forget the Moon, Focus on the Patient
The healthcare industry is ripe for innovation. Now is the perfect time to put on your thinking cap and come up with...
Web Exclusive: Maintain Your Focus
When you're in charge of a hospital that is working to improve its quality and patient safety, you need to be focused.
Web Exclusive: Six Lessons from Beyond
This week's Quality Colloquium at Harvard University facilitated some interesting discussions about improving hospital...
Set the Bar High
Two significant medical errors came to light recently, further demonstrating the importance of quality patient care.
Paul Levy: The message you hope never to send
Paul Levy, President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, comments on how an experienced surgeon...
What about diagnostic errors?
In this posting, Robert Wachter, MD, who writes the blog Wachter's World, questions why there's so much buzz out there...
Magazine: The Corner Office
Infection Control: So much has been written about the 100,000 people who die each year from hospital-acquired...

Book: Statistics Basics: A Resource Guide for Healthcare Managers
A new addition to HCPro's Basics series, this logical book and CD-ROM are a primer for any healthcare manager embarking...
Book: Making Your Data Work:
This book and CD-ROM will help staff quickly and easily find and present valuable information to improve quality and...
Book: A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians, Second Edition
Don’t let disruptive physician behavior and impairment negatively affect your hospital’s operations or put your...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy
In the wake of healthcare reform, ACOs continue to emerge as the care delivery and reimbursement model of the future...
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: OPPE Best Practices Series: When OPPE leads to FPPE
Join speakers Valerie Handunge, MA, senior healthcare strategy and operations consultant, Deloitte Consulting, and...