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Quality and Safety

healthcare cybersecurity
Dec 28, 2017 | Jessica Davis
While Longs Peak Family Practice was investigating a Nov. 5 ransomware attack, its infosec team discovered another hack into…
DOJ health care fraud
Dec 28, 2017 | Bernie Monegain
$2.4 billion came from healthcare, including high-profile settlements with EHR vendor eClinicalWorks and EpiPen maker…
Dec 28, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
The troubles aren't over, however, with probes by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission…
Study: More spending doesn't save heart attack patients
Dec 21, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
A lot of the money spent in the six months after a heart attack don't seem to be making much of a difference.
Issues found with patient experience data
Dec 20, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
The data is used to judge physician performance and hospital performance, often driving managerial decisions such as…
Dec 15, 2017 | Susan Morse
Clinicians need technical assistance and greater program integrity to keep QPP from risk of fraud and…
Dec 14, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Best practices are emerging that healthcare organizations can use to optimize care and reduce ICU utilization that…
Dec 13, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
USC researchers say tool could be used to create an objective method for evaluating surgeon…
A wake-up call for atrial fibrillation death risk at rural hospitals
Dec 13, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Patients admitted to rural hospitals have greater risk of death during hospitalization than they do in urban hospitals, a…
Dec 12, 2017 | Jenny Gold
Hospitals take their ratings seriously, despite hospital industry experts' skepticism about their scientific…

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