Older patients were 28% more likely than younger ones to be hospitalized for treatment of complications following a surveillance colonoscopy, study data shows. >>>
Many third-party organizations rate hospital quality, but healthcare leaders are finding limited value in the plethora of grades, stars, and rankings. >>>
A pair of training programs exposes medical students to art and loss, teaches them about the emotional aspects of patient care, and helps them avoid burnout. >>>
HealthPartners uses clinical pharmacists in an educational and counseling role to support care team efforts to enhance outcomes, reduce costs, and improve patient engagement. >>>
Jeff Thompson, MD, CEO of Gundersen Health System and chair of the as yet unnamed partnership—not a merger or an acquisition—discusses the coalition's intention to improve quality of care, reduce costs, and collectively "get better faster." >>>
California and Mississippi are investing in health information technology projects that incorporate a broad range of longitudinal patient data and promise insight into population health. >>>
The University of Michigan School of Nursing is using the online virtual world Second Life to help medical students hone their leadership and communication skills, and to do so with some degree of anonymity. >>>
This HealthLeaders Media intelligence report identifies the top areas where healthcare leaders are investing their patient experience dollars and offers examples of changes instituted by Mountain States Health Alliance and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. >>>
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