FinanceMSSP ACOs Do Not Improve Savings or Quality, Study Finds
After accounting for selective dropping of high-cost physicians and patients, savings in ACOs were little to none, according to a...
Clinical CareIncivility in Operating Rooms Associated with Diminished Clinical Performance
Even 'run of the mill' instances of rudeness in operating rooms can lower the performance level of surgical team members.
Clinical CareA Doctor Speaks Out About Ageism In Medicine
Imagine if the phases of later life were mapped and expertise in aging were valued, not discounted.
NursingSeattle Hospital Shuts Down ORs After Finding Fungus
The presence of mold forces the facility to reschedule or move dozens of surgeries.
FinanceMedicare Advantage Dual Eligibles Have Fewer ER Visits Than Those Under FFS
Dual eligible Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had 42.1% less emergency room visits than their fee-for-service counterparts.
3 Hospitals Respond to Failing Grade From Leapfrog
HealthLeaders reached out to all nine hospitals that received an 'F' from The Leapfrog Group and offered them an opportunity...
Clinical CareAvoidable Hospital Deaths Dip to 161K, Leapfrog Study Finds
Researchers compared the latest hospital quality ratings to rates observed three years prior, finding both progress and opportunities for much...
Short-Staffed Nursing Homes See Drop In Medicare Ratings
Most downgraded homes had payroll records that showed no RN hours at all for four days or more. The remainder...
Clinical CareHospital Teaching Status Not a Factor in IBD Treatment Costs
Care intensity greater at teaching hospitals, but sicker patients are the reason
Clinical CareAchieve Financial and Clinical Impacts Through Mergers
Health systems and hospitals engaged in M&A activity must remain focused on achieving core financial and clinical objectives.
Clinical CareIBM Watson Names 15 Top Health Systems for 2019
Health systems were honored for achieving better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction while keeping costs down, as rapid industry consolidation...
Clinical CareTrim Expensive ECG Overuse with EHR Order Sets
Inappropriate electrocardiographic monitoring results in wasteful spending and decreased quality of care.