Clinical CareYale New Haven Health System Honored for Quality Improvement
The American Hospital Association award recognizes healthcare leadership and innovation in improving quality and advancing health in communities.
Clinical CareKnow What Circumstances Require External Peer Review
External peer review providers help facilitate this process, connecting organizations in need of external peer review with peers who provide...
PayerThough Millions Are at Risk for Diabetes, Medicare Struggles to Expand Prevention Program
Out of an estimated 16 million Medicare beneficiaries whose excess weight and risky A1c level make them eligible, only 3,600...
Clinical CareInflux of Medical School Students Could Overwhelm Montana Resources, Program Leaders Warn
Two medical schools vie to open in Montana, highlighting the rapid spread of for-profit schools and their previously tarnished business...
Clinical CareAORN Updates Skin Antisepsis Guidelines: What This Means for Organizations
Professional guidelines are out in the field for certain subsets of patients to receive nasal decolonization.
Clinical CareReduce Outcome Bias Through Focused Reviewer Questions
A useful strategy to reduce outcome bias is to have the screener provide case-specific questions for the reviewer that are...
Human ResourcesTips for Proctors: Things They Should and Shouldn't Do
Guidelines to help objectively assess a practitioner's clinical competence.
Clinical CarePandemic Leads Doctors to Rethink Unnecessary Treatment
Numerous studies have shown that overtreatment causes unnecessary suffering and billions of dollars in unnecessary healthcare costs.
StrategyReflections After a Decade: Duke LifePoint Healthcare's Shared Vision for Quality Care
David Dill, president and CEO of LifePoint Health, and William Fulkerson Jr., MD, executive vice president for Duke University Health...
Clinical CarePhysician Leader: Culture Critical to Achieving Health System Goals
Culture plays a pivotal role in essential areas such as physician enterprise and patient safety, Tower Health executive says.
StrategyImproving Health Literacy
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recommends that healthcare professionals use health literacy universal precautions with all patients.
Clinical CareFull Speed Ahead: CMS Resumes Most Surveys
The newest memo on surveys ? QSO-21-16-Hospitals, "Resuming Hospital Survey Activities Following 30-day Restrictions"? was posted online March 26 but...