New doctors are turning the tables on seasoned physician leaders by introducing strategies to improve quality by curtailing opportunities for medical error and harm. They're also saving hospitals millions in unnecessary spending. >>>
Hospitals participating in HENs have "decreased central line infections by more than 45%" in the last two years, says CMS. The largest coalition, operated by the American Hospital Association, says it has saved $201 million. >>>
Independent research from the non-profit ECRI Institute aims to distinguish between must-have hospital technologies and manufacturer hype. >>>
The expansion of e-prescribing and data analytics is leading to improved outcomes, reduced costs, and enhanced patient engagement. And technology is allowing providers to earn hard cash for meeting medication adherence targets. >>>
Assaults on nurses in the emergency department have long been viewed as part of the job. But this "culture of acceptance" comes with a high price tag, not least of which is the cost to replace nurses when they quit. >>>
As provider organizations look ahead to redesigning their care delivery models and taking part in more risk-based payment structures, their capital spending plans must keep pace with their evolving needs. >>>
First the bad news: Fewer doctors and the retail sector's knack for delivering price transparency and convenience are collectively putting physicians on notice. Now the good news: There's plenty of work for everyone. >>>
Providers must master data analytics to succeed in the new world of healthcare. This report explores the gains and gaps in this race to the future.
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