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Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
In CO, a tale of two hospitals
Aspen Valley Hospital will give its employees an average pay increase of 2.4% this month, while the Vail Valley...
A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
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...
Web Exclusive: Making Improved Medication IQ Part of the Treatment
In this era of polypharmacy, the route to safer, more effective care may lie with how a patient answers this question...
Bar code administration systems can reduce medication errors
Bar code medication administration is one tool being adopted by hospitals to help reduce medication errors. BCMA...
Small patients, big consequences in medical errors
An Institute of Medicine report nearly a decade ago highlighted the prevalence of medical errors, and they remain a...
Up to 17 babies given overdoses of blood thinner at Texas hospital
Corpus Christi, TX-based Christus Spohn Hospital South is investigating how up to 17 babies in a neonatal intensive...
Hospital safety improves at painfully slow pace
It’s been more than eight years since To Err is Human detailed just how deadly hospital errors can be to...
Medical errors costing U.S. billions
The latest Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study shows that from 2004 through 2006, patient safety errors resulted...

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...