Carolinas HealthCare System leaders have developed a team-based approach to effectively address patient experience through shared decision-making. >>>
A report identifying scores of potential inpatient complications, meant to alert hospitals to their magnitude and frequency, is getting a tepid reception. It is "an interesting idea, but I don't yet know what it tells me," says one hospital quality expert. >>>
The potential adverse effects of unsafe injection practices are not typically seen immediately, but can have catastrophic consequences for patients and for providers, says The Joint Commission. >>>
Medical doctors are facing revamped board recertification requirements that are "expensive, burdensome, and detract from the care of the patient," says David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. >>>
In a lively series of presentations at the America's Health Insurance Plans annual conference, attendees were urged to brace for disruptive technologies, do more with data, and embrace radical change. >>>
A nonprofit health system has developed a nonprofit subsidiary to challenge well-established, well-run, for-profit players for a piece of the hyper-competitive $60 billion weight-loss industry. >>>
The founding member hospitals of the National Alliance of Integrated Afib Centers say the top goals of the multidisciplinary, data-driven effort are to stop inappropriate cardiac procedures and to improve the quality of care. >>>
Although healthcare-acquired infections have received wide spread attention from hospitals, healthcare associations, and regulators, they remain a serious patient care issue and an avoidable high expense. Five healthcare leaders discuss the cultural, leadership, and organizational changes needed for HAI prevention and treatment.
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