Clinical Care5 Strategies for Quality Improvement Project Success
Effective management of quality improvement initiatives includes leadership, teamwork, planning, and pace setting.
Clinical Care5 Steps to Launch Clinical Councils and Boost Physician Engagement
Physician-led clinical councils seize on opportunities to improve quality and cut costs.
InnovationSenators Discuss Innovation as Healthcare Cost-Cutting Tactic
The chief medical officer for HCA Healthcare testified about the ways his company has sought to employ innovations driven by...
Clinical CareBeyond Pre-Surgery Fasting: Geisinger Boosts Nutrition to Speed Up Recovery
After a successful pilot saw lengths of stay decrease 39% or more, the health system is rolling out its tactics...
NursingNurse Staffing Isn't Straightforward. Here's Why.
Mandating nurse-to-patient ratios is one solution to nurse staffing, but some favor different approaches to the issue.
StrategyBiased Against Accredited Hospitals? Joint Commission Refutes Study
The researchers' central finding was that hospital accreditation hasn't boosted patient outcomes. But the study drew invalid comparisons between two...
Clinical CareHepatitis C Treatment Times Cut in Half, Still Effective
Models show that personalized patient drug regimens can reduce treatment times and save money without jeopardizing efficacy.
In Search Of Insurance Savings, Consumers Can Get Unwittingly Wedged Into Narrow-Network Plans
Despite federal rules requiring plans to keep up-to-date directories, consumers may lack access to clear information about which health plans...
FinanceFederal Inspectors Cite St. Luke's in Houston for Problems in a Heart Transplant
Defibrillator paddles did not work during a patient's heart transplant in January, and a backup set was not nearby. The...
StrategyWith One Hand, Administration Boosts ACA Marketplaces, Weakens Them With Another
The administration says it's looking to assist those left behind by the ACA. The efforts are dramatically reshaping the individual...
NursingNurses Report Gaps in Quality and Safety Competencies Based on Education
New RNs with bachelor?s degrees feel better prepared in safety and quality measures than those with ADNs.
FinanceMedicare's Quality Measure Development Should Be on Your Revenue Cycle Radar
A CMS grant will help seven healthcare organizations develop quality measures for the Medicare Quality Payment Program.