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Medical Error Averted

Cheryl Clark

A number of small gaffes by healthcare providers, clinical staff, and the shortcomings of their tools can lead to a single serious or life-threatening medical error. Or they can serve as warnings that enable us to avert catastrophe. >>>


Editor's Picks

Will Congress Abolish the 96-Hour Rule?

There are rumblings that federal lawmakers may be willing to repeal Medicare's burdensome rule requiring physicians in critical access hospitals to make an educated guess that the patients they're admitting will be either discharged or transferred in less than four days. >>>

ANA Backs Federal Nurse Staffing Bill

A Senate bill calls for unit-by-unit staffing plans and publicly reporting those staffing plans, but stops short of dictating mandated nurse-patient ratios. >>>

Mental Health Integration in Primary Care

Intermountain Healthcare leaders have developed a team-based approach to address patients' mental health issues. >>>

HIT Development is Tough Work. So What?

Why is it that so few healthcare providers take information technology software and services vendors to court when projects run late, yield incomplete results, or fall below the assurances of a contract? >>>

Powerful Cancer Ad Omits Some Key Details

An old healthcare marketing ethical dilemma is re-triggered by a three-year-old ad making the rounds on social media and spread by media organizations who are asking too few questions about it. >>>

Payer Backlash May Slow Unnecessary Spinal Fusion Surgeries

A surge in spinal fusion procedures has brought mounting scrutiny on providers. Now payers appear poised to crack down on needless procedures by applying coverage pressure on physicians. >>>

Slideshow: Monitoring Quality Along the Care Continuum

With care shifting from the hospital environment to outpatient and ambulatory settings, healthcare organizations are tasked with the challenge of monitoring quality along the care continuum. Four healthcare leaders discuss how their organizations are addressing this clinical quality improvement issue. >>>

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Date: June 12, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Hospitals and ACOs are building partnerships with organizations such as hospices to reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates and treatment costs among this patient population. Join leaders from both sides of the collaboration as they share tested strategies for building effective hospice-hospital partnerships to improve clinical and financial outcomes. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

Harsh report finds VA hid waiting lists

The New York Times, May 29, 2014

KY hospital to pay nearly $41M in federal settlement

Louisville Business First, May 29, 2014

With special clinics, hospitals vie for hesitant patients: Men

The New York Times, May 29, 2014

Most doctors wouldn't want intensive care at the end of life

Reuters, May 29, 2014

Insurers push to rein in spending on cancer care

The Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2014

Hospitals face Obamacare uninsured funding gap

The Hill, May 28, 2014

Safety net hospitals already seeing more paying patients — and revenue

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, May 28, 2014

Patients advise doctors on ways to reform medical practice

Times Union, May 28, 2014

Some CO doctors may be overcharging Medicare for routine visits

Kaiser Health News, May 23, 2014

Obamacare expected to be boon to urgent care facilities

The Star-Ledger, May 23, 2014

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