California has issued its latest round of administrative penalties to 13 hospitals where patients have been subject to serious injury or death as a result of regulatory noncompliance. >>>
Patient safety advocate Charles Denham, MD, denies taking kickbacks from a product manufacturer, but the National Quality Forum and the Leapfrog Group are parting ways with him. >>>
It's more than convenience: An integrated retail pharmacy provides hospitals with opportunities to boost patient satisfaction and lower readmission rates while producing modest revenue. >>>
Fancy amenities such as gourmet meals, healing gardens, and multi-million dollar expansion projects can make patients feel good about a hospital stay, but there are cheaper ways to bolster the patient experience. >>>
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has released a list of five common critical care practices that it says clinicians should reconsider. The practices persist only "because we're covering our butts," insists one nursing leader. >>>
Physician appointment wait times tracked in a Merritt Hawkins survey varied from one day to more than eight months. The average wait in all metro areas and specialties is 19 days. Boston has the longest waits (45 days); Dallas had the shortest (10). >>>
Meet the surgeon who established the world's first video game warm up suite for surgeons. James "Butch" Rosser, MD, has found through his research that surgeons who play video games are more efficient and make fewer mistakes in minimally invasive surgery. >>>
Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line.
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