Clinical CareFocus on 3 Areas When Caring for Vision-Impaired Hospital Patients
Measures designed for vision-impaired patients include focusing on discharge and medication management, patient safety, and special accommodations.
Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks To Let Medicare Patients Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage
Observation patients may have to pay a larger share of the hospital bill than if they were admitted to the...
Clinical CareRWJBarnabas Develops ICU Pharmacy Team Model
A first-of-its-kind intensive training program gives non-specialist pharmacists confidence to deal with complex and critical medication issues for ICU patients.
Clinical Care3-Part Care Pathway Addresses Delirium During Hospitalization
Hartford Hospital's ADAPT program has decreased length of stay and readmissions attributable to delirium.
Clinical CareHow BJC HealthCare Cut Patient Harm Events 75% by Targeting 5 Factors
To reduce patient harm, BJC HealthCare focused on pressure ulcers, adverse drug events, healthcare-associated infections, falls, and venous thromboembolisms.
Clinical CareHow to Reach Agreement Between Clinicians and Families on ICU Care
When there are disagreements about ICU care, methods to achieve resolution include communicating prognosis and offering treatment options.
Encompass Health to Pay $48M to Settle False Claims Allegations
Federal prosecutors said the company allegedly submitted false diagnoses to maintain its status as a Medicare IRF and get a...
Clinical CareBrain Activity in 'Unresponsive' Patients May Predict Recovery
EEG study points to possible prognostic tool early after acute brain injury.
Clinical CareMini-Biographies Help Clinicians Connect With Patients
In a program called My Life, My Story, volunteer writers seek out vets at the VA hospitals, ask them all...
Clinical Care'John Doe' Patients Sometimes Force Hospital Staff To Play Detective
Establishing identity helps avoid the treatment risks that come with not knowing a patient's medical history.
Clinical CareHospital Teaching Status Not a Factor in IBD Treatment Costs
Care intensity greater at teaching hospitals, but sicker patients are the reason
FinanceHospitals Chafe Under Medicare's New Payment Rule For Off-Campus Clinics
With its new policy, Medicare is saying that an off-campus office is an off-campus office, regardless of whether it's owned...