Quality and Safety

Sep 22 | Jeff Lagasse
The data showed infants with major birth defects accounted for less than 6 percent of the premature births, but a quarter of…
Sep 22 | Susan Morse
ACO and hospital executives say they want greater flexibility in models for Medicare, Medicaid and dual-eligible patients.
Sep 21 | Bernie Monegain
The physician payment programs are more workable for than preceding federal models, but some unrealistic expectations are emerging.
HHS cybersecurity audit
Sep 19 | Jessica Davis
The increase in threats and sophistication have prompted the need to shore up government security policies,…
blockchain in healthcare payer and providers
Sep 18 | Mike Miliard
By giving patients control over their data, the technology could enable better privacy protections, more efficiency and easier…
Sep 06 | Bernie Monegain
Oschner Medical Center says use of Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will improve patient safety…
Transparency standards needed for self-reporting
Aug 24 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Hospital and providers are posting performance data on their system websites, making the lack of standards…
MACRA 2018 revisions meet with broad support
Aug 24 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Organizations say reducing the reporting burden on clinicians and increasing flexibility is making the broad…
hospice drug thefts
Aug 22 | Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
Hospice drug thefts are concerning but experts also worry about restricting access to painkillers for…
Aug 10 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Roughly 1 in 3 people enter the hospital malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, increasing…