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After a Medical Error, Patients Could Become Hospital Insiders

Cheryl Clark

Patients who have been harmed by medical errors, and their family members, could be recruited to hospital internal quality review proceedings and their suffering could be used to prevent future mistakes. It's a good, but potentially disastrous idea. >>>


Editor's Picks

'Stunning' Number of Sepsis Cases Among Patients Who Die in Hospitals

Researchers find that as many as one in every two patients who die while hospitalized have sepsis. Many, the report says, come to the hospital with mild or early-stage cases, which go under-recognized. >>>

With Saline in Short Supply, Hospitals Look for Alternatives

A widespread shortage of saline solution is forcing hospital pharmacists and healthcare clinicians to stretch existing supplies, find workarounds, and formulate substitutes. >>>

Observation, Two-Midnight Rules Hit in Hearing

Hospital leaders testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee derided Medicare's two-midnight and observation rules, saying that not only are the policies not working, they've also added huge costs and quality issues for providers and patients. >>>

Investing in Patient Experience Protects Hospital Revenue

Patient experience is not a nicety, but a quantifiable score that can decrease revenue. Learn from Cleveland Clinic's lessons: focus on culture, quickly; get physicians on board, despite their recalcitrance; and just get started. >>>

EHR Use Surges at Health Centers

More than nine out of 10 federally qualified health centers reported having electronic health records systems in 2013 compared with 30% in 2009. >>>

Transitions of Care Go Digital

Healthcare leaders are finding value in Direct messaging, but transferring information remains a challenge. >>>

Tenet Doubles Down on Urgent Care Facilities

As consumers take on more of the responsibility of paying for healthcare, the popularity of walk-in retail health clinics is surging. Tenet says it's set to double the number of its retail health clinics this year. >>>

NASS Aims for Transparency in Spine Care

A multidisciplinary medical task force of the North American Spine Society is recommending best clinical practices for more than a dozen spinal treatments, surgical procedures, and diagnostics. The information is being shared with health plans. >>>

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News Headlines

Medicare may be overpaying hospitals for patients who don't stay long

NPR / Kaiser Health News, May 22, 2014

FDA advisory on surgical device divides doctors

The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2014

Elderly may have trouble accessing online health records

Reuters, May 22, 2014

When doctors play this game, patients get better medical care

NPR, May 22, 2014

Better healthcare through analytics

InformationWeek, May 21, 2014

Way too many doctors are prescribing antibiotics in error, study says

Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2014

Patients lose when doctors can't do good physical exams

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, May 21, 2014

Group demands probe into possible NIH conflict of interest

The Hill, May 20, 2014

What a doctor may miss when he reaches for the MRI first

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, May 20, 2014

Poorer health of surgery patients on Medicaid may alter law's bottom line

The New York Times, May 19, 2014

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Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

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