There’s been a flood of different measures and metrics in recent years. CMS, Joint Commission, hospital organizations, and vendors each have their own way of calculating a hospital’s ranking and improving patient care.
A recent change in the way Medicare pays for joint replacements is saving millions of dollars annually — and could save billions — without impacting patient care, a new study has found. But the man Donald Trump has picked to be the secretary of Health and Human Services has vocally opposed the new mandatory payment program and is likely to revoke it.
Although communication and resolution programs are becoming more pervasive throughout healthcare, providing a more structured approach to adverse event discussions, clinicians still struggle when it comes to discussing unintended outcomes with patients and their families.
New Medicare policies reflect heightened attention to the costliest patients in the health care system — mostly older adults who have multiple chronic conditions that put them at risk of disability, hospitalization, and an earlier-than-expected death.
The Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) performed their first allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell infusion on a patient—the first ever performed at a U.S. military treatment facility.
The underuse of the medical summary derived from the outpatient electronic medical record (EMR) and the minimal communication between referring primary care physicians (PCP) and hospital providers have led to serious quality and safety implications for patients.
The challenges we face in improving patient safety and decreasing healthcare-related harm and death remain urgent, compelling, and undeniable. Despite our considerable efforts over the past 15 years, and some very notable advances, mostly resulting from increased standardization of processes and the use of checklists, the overall magnitude of the problem remains enormous.
Healthcare organizations seek new engagement solutions for populations challenged to make improvements in their care.
Pleading that the nation’s hospitals face a “substantial and unsustainable” regulatory burden, the American Hospital Association presented an eight-page list of remedies to the president-elect.
With healthcare complexity increasing daily, traditional models of delivering care fail to offer a framework capable of delivering high-quality care at a reasonable cost. The rapid expansion and evolution of medical knowledge makes it impossible for any single healthcare professional to assimilate and retain the up-to-date information necessary to properly treat patients.