Employers have an additional year—until Jan. 1, 2015—before reporting requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act go into effect. The unexpected policy decision comes in response to employer concerns about the complexity of data reporting requirements. >>>
Try to imagine the ripple effect of punching a $4 billion hole in the economy of a state whose lawmakers refuse federal Medicaid subsidies. It's not just hospital jobs that will disappear. Ancillary support jobs in healthcare and other businesses will wither, too. >>>
University Hospitals announces its intent to acquire one of two of the last independent hospitals in northeast Ohio while consolidation continues in Massachusetts and New York City. >>>
Some hospitals believe they can't afford investing in assistive technologies that improve patient safety and protect nurses from injury. Can they afford not to? >>>
Surveyors from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are expected to finish their inspection of Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital later this summer. A civil suit stemming from the death of a patient has been approved to proceed by a federal judge. >>>
If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.
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