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Physician burnout could hurt patients too
The editors of Anesthesiology published two studies on medical-staff burnout on Tuesday, and the resulting potential...
Digital hospital records tied to higher efficiency
Patients treated at hospital emergency rooms that use all-digital-records systems are more likely to have shorter stays...
Economy led to cuts in use of healthcare
The economic crisis in the United States has reduced the use of routine medical care, and the cutbacks here are much...
Web Exclusive: 1 in 5 Hospitalizations Involve Diabetes Patients
The average or mean cost of caring for each of those hospitalizations was $10,937—nearly $2,200 more than the...
Hospitals say more insured patients can’t pay
It's no surprise that the struggling economy has made it harder for hospitals to collect money from patients who have...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
Web Exclusive: 1 in 5 Skip Medical Care, Study Says
One in five Americans avoided seeking medical care for a recent illness or injury, with four out of 10 citing cost as...
Milwaukee hospitals above average in CT scans
Two Milwaukee County hospitals performed many more abdominal imaging tests than other hospitals around the country...
Study: Many MDs don’t blow whistle on addicted, incompetent colleagues
Your doctor could be drunk, addicted to drugs or outright incompetent, but other physicians may not blow the whistle. A...
Hospital ICU deaths more likely on weekends
Patients admitted to an intensive care unit over the weekend may be more likely to die than those admitted at other...

Webcast: Reducing Nursing Documentation: Put a Two-Form Solution into Action
Implement a "two-form" solution for paper or electronic documentation that will put the nurses back at the bedside...
Audio Conference: The CMS Life Safety Survey: Know the Process and Stay Vigilant
During this 90-minute audio conference, Greeley Company consultants Brad Keyes and Jim Murphy will walk you and your...
Audio Conference: HIM and The Joint Commission: Your Role in Survey Prep and Compliance
During this 90-minute audio conference, expert speaker Jean Clark will discuss HIM's role in Joint Commission survey...
Hospital Emergency Exercises:
Attached is the HTML for the 4.11.11 SAF audio conference on-demand page. It seems like when you were updating it, you...
Book: The CMS Joint Commission Crosswalk, 2012 Edition
Don’t settle for vague regulations when you can get a reliable Crosswalk that includes expert analysis and practical...
Audio Conference: Revenue Cycle Digital Library - Reimbursement - Single User Access
A searchable, Web-based resource that provides online access to HCPro’s expertly developed Medicare reimbursement books...