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.
Clinical CareLeapfrog Announces Top Hospitals of 2019
The Leapfrog Group has selected 120 facilities as Top Hospitals in the country based on data from the nonprofit organization's...
Clinical Care'Food Pharmacies' In Clinics: When The Diagnosis Is Chronic Hunger
It's not that patients are starving. It's that they may have a lot of food one day and none the...
Clinical CareQ&A: Patient Safety Impact of 'To Err Is Human' at 20th Anniversary
An Institute for Healthcare Improvement expert puts landmark patient safety report into perspective.
Clinical CareMedical Device Failures Brought To Light Now Bolster Lawsuits And Research
For nearly two decades, malfunctions and injuries linked to more than 100 medical devices were funneled into an FDA database...
Clinical Care'I Feel Like I'm In Jail': Hospital Alarms Torment Patients
Nearly every machine in a hospital is now outfitted with an alarm. The glut of noise means that the medical...
Clinical CareFBI Investigating Newark Beth Israel's Transplant Program for Possible Fraud
The medical center's transplant director instructed staff to keep a vegetative patient alive, and not to discuss options such as...