Clinical CarePatient Outcomes No Better For Joint Commission–Accredited Hospitals Than Peers
The study finds no association between hospital accreditation and lower mortality, and only slightly better outcomes for 30-day readmissions for...
NursingFamily Members' Silence Has Devastating Effects for Patients
Nurses must create a culture that encourages family caregivers to speak up about patient safety issues.
NursingPassed Your Accreditation Survey? Brace for Heightened CMS Scrutiny Anyway
Concerned about discrepancies among accrediting organization surveys and its own findings, CMS plans to make deficiency reports more accessible to...
StrategySSM Health CEO Laura Kaiser on Building a Sustainable Healthcare System
After her first year with SSM Health, CEO Laura Kaiser talks about 'shifting our expensive rescue care system to one...
Clinical CareNext Gen ACO Quality Metrics Top Performer Tells How It's Done
Bellin Health shares how the health system achieved the top composite quality score in the first performance year of Next...
StrategyLofty Goals Limit Success Scenarios for Baylor Scott & White, Memorial Hermann
Achieving the improvements in cost and quality expected by the two mission-minded nonprofits will be no easy task. The detailed...
NursingTool Helps Nurses Evaluate Premature Infants' Feeding Skills
The Early Feeding Skills checklist accounts for the multiple skills infants need to feed successfully.
Clinical CareSome Physician Specialties More Burnout-Prone Than Others
A longitudinal study tracking students from medical school through residency suggests the grueling process leaves many young physicians questioning their...
Clinical Care3 Ways Providers can Improve Healthcare Access in Rural Areas
Rural healthcare providers can pursue multifaceted strategies to improve care availability, accessibility, and affordability.
NursingHospitals Must 'Accept Nothing Less Than Zero Harm'
Three key takeaways from The Joint Commission's annual hospital executive briefings.
Clinical CareMedicaid Expansion Didn't Fix Surgery Disparity for Minorities
The expansion of Medicaid under the ACA did not lead to any increase in complex surgical procedures at high-volume hospitals...
NursingIncreased Doses of Training Improve Nurses' CPR Skills
Poor quality resuscitation is preventable.