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.
NursingWant to Keep Nurses at the Bedside? Here's How.
Nurse leaders share how they attract RNs to their healthcare organizations and get them to stay for the long haul.
FinanceMedPAC: Even Efficient Hospitals Can't Cover Costs with Medicare Reimbursement
The panel is recommending that Congress raise reimbursement rates for 2020 and restructure hospital quality incentive programs.
NursingThe Number of Nurse Practitioners is on the Rise
The number of nurse practitioners has grown exponentially in the last year.
Clinical CareCMS Updates Hospital Star Ratings After Delay, Signals Plans for Change
Hospitals have long complained that the ratings fail to convey an accurate picture of care quality.
Clinical CareHealthgrades Names America's Best Hospitals for 2019
This year is the first time two awards have been consolidated into a single list that includes the top 250,...
Clinical CareBonus Pay for Doctors Can Boost Quality of Care
Large physician bonuses in pay-for-performance reimbursement arrangements are associated with improvement in evidence-based care.
Clinical CareAssessment Tool Allows Health System Boards to Track Their Performance
A framework of knowledge competencies for trustees and an assessment tool to gauge board performance is anticipated by the IHI...
Clinical Care4 Ways to Improve Your Hospital Quality and Safety Rankings
Learn how one health system launched systematic initiatives to improve its quality and safety rankings and is pursuing a zero-harm...
Clinical CarePatient Experience Five Times as Likely to Drive Consumer Loyalty as Marketing
Healthcare organizations have an opportunity to benefit from providing high-quality care that generates positive patient experience.
CMS Examines Possible Conflicts of Interest in Accrediting Organizations
Federal regulators are asking for public comment and cite 'disparity rates' between state audits and AO reviews of healthcare facilities.