How the U.S. Air Force’s new reliability model focusing on task saturation improved antibiotic stewardship and overall value-based care quickly and cost-effectively.
As the country wonders about the next iteration or obliteration of the Affordable Care Act and how to prepare for changes to the healthcare marketplace in 2017, the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire, starring Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr., may have all the answers we need. Cruise plays Maguire, a sports agent who represents Rod Tidwell, a fictional Arizona Cardinals wide receiver played by Gooding.
When an inpatient experiences an adverse incident or a near miss, hospitals with appropriate patient safety and quality assurance programs determine through an explicit risk-based prioritization methodology whether they should conduct a thorough investigation.
More hospitals and health systems are waking up to the risks of under-monitoring patients at risk for respiratory depression.
CPR proficiency was the subject of a recent UAB Hospital ED study in which Jones took part. Hospital staff are traditionally required to undergo formal CPR training once every two years. But is that enough?
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.