FinanceMost Hospitals See Opportunity to Reduce Corporate Service Costs, Maintain Quality
Over a third of provider executives believe they could reduce corporate services by more than 10% without affecting quality.
Clinical CareHospitality Trumps Medical Quality in Hospital Patient Satisfaction Scores
Researchers find that amenities such as private rooms have a greater impact on hospital patient satisfaction than quality measures such...
FinanceS&P: Private Equity Hurts Healthcare Bond Ratings
With the increased likelihood of a recession this year, S&P says lower credit ratings for private equity-backed issuers may increase,...
NursingThe Impact of Nursing Excellence on 'Pretty Much Everything in Healthcare'
There is a strong correlation among nursing excellence and patient loyalty, physician engagement, and clinical outcomes, finds a new Press...
Clinical CareStudy Finds Many Hospitals Have Insufficient Volumes for High-risk Surgeries
Many hospitals and surgeons continue to perform high-risk procedures without sufficient patient volumes to ensure patient safety.
StrategyVerma Raps Accrediting Organizations' 'Glaring Conflict of Interest'
CMS administrator says her agency will "enhance" oversight of accrediting organizations "in the near future."
Clinical CareMemorial Hermann Promotes Chief Quality Officer to CMO
Angela Shippy shares her perspectives on quality improvement and C-suite leadership skills.
FinanceBilling Quality is Inextricable From Medical Quality
Calling it "a type of medical quality," two physicians have proposed five quality measures for determining medical billing quality.
Clinical CareCardinal Health Begins Recall of Contaminated Surgical Gowns
The Dublin, Ohio-based medical equipment supplier estimates the cost of the recall at about $96 million.
NursingImprove Palliative Care Delivery, Decrease Nurse Moral Distress
When nurses reported less frequent use of palliative care for their patients, they tended to experience higher levels of moral...
Clinical CareM&A Deals Do Not Improve Care Quality at Acquired Hospitals
Researchers find a significant but small decrease in patient experience performance at acquired hospitals.
StrategyHospitals Might Get Penalized by CMS for Serving Disadvantaged Patients
Provider organizations servicing vulnerable communities could be judged on "social factors outside of their control," according to the study.