Quality and Safety

Study: Improve star ratings to win more patients
Jan 25 | Jeff Lagasse
New results showed nursing homes that got an additional star on the one-to-five scale gained more admissions.
Postoperative wound monitoring app
Jan 22 | Jeff Lagasse
Readmissions are a big reason why many hospitals, which fall short of certain benchmarks, are financially penalized…
Jan 19 | Jeff Lagasse
In an industry increasingly beholden to consumerism, Yelp ratings matter, as hospitals seek to retain their respective market shares.
Doctors burned out: These specialties have it worst
Jan 18 | Jeff Lagasse
Physicians feel down or seriously depressed at nearly twice the rate of the adult population. But there are some tweaks hospital…
Jan 18 | Jeff Lagasse
There was little evidence that the program made a dent in readmissions, observation stays, outpatient use or ER…
Jan 18 | Jeff Lagasse
Vernon Manor and Manchester Manor deployed software on top of its EHR to analyze clinical data fields…
Nonprofit, HIE tackle advance care planning together
Jan 17 | Jeff Lagasse
Making Choices Michigan offers free advance directive services that Great Lakes Health Connect enables clinicians to…
Jan 16 | Jeff Lagasse
Cindy Frey is accusing the hospital of negligence in its diagnosis and treatment of the legendary…
Jan 12 | Jeff Lagasse
The condition is costing the overall economy at least $80 billion per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…
Jan 12 | Jeff Lagasse
Older patients visiting the emergency department who received specialized geriatric care were admitted to the hospital 36 percent…