Clinical CareCalifornia Achieves $345M in Cost Avoidance Through Federal Clinical Practice Initiative
Practice transformation networks engage 9,800 physicians who serve 5.9 million patients in The Golden State.
CMS Plans 2021 'Update' for Hospital Quality Star Ratings
Policymakers are sifting through more than 800 public comments on proposed changes to the Hospital Compare methodology.
Strategy7 Strategies for ACO Success
The report comes amid projections that Medicare spending will exceed $1.5 trillion by 2028, which is more than double the...
Clinical CareFollow 10 Tips to Improve Primary Care Quality
Advice for effective quality improvement includes devoting time and resources, gauging patient experience, and taking a persistent approach.
3 Hospitals Respond to Failing Grade From Leapfrog
HealthLeaders reached out to all nine hospitals that received an 'F' from The Leapfrog Group and offered them an opportunity...
Clinical CareAs ER Wait Times Grow, More Patients Leave Against Medical Advice
The growth in patients leaving California ERs prematurely was faster than the growth in overall ER encounters.
Clinical CareAvoidable Hospital Deaths Dip to 161K, Leapfrog Study Finds
Researchers compared the latest hospital quality ratings to rates observed three years prior, finding both progress and opportunities for much...
NursingNurses Have Potential to Transform Healthcare System, Says RWJF Report
Nurses are in a unique position to coordinate partnerships and provide the kind of patient-centered care needed to address the...
NursingThe Future of Nursing Report: Where Are We Now?
How much progress has been made in nursing toward the IOM's Future of Nursing recommendations? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's...
Clinical Care2 Strategies to Limit Variation in Hospital Networks
Exporting best practices from high-performing hospitals and establishing regional referral centers can level variation in hospital networks' clinical outcomes.
Clinical CareRacial Differences Persist for Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
Complication rates are lower for white patients when compared with black patients.
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.