Quality and Safety

Jan 11 | Jeff Lagasse
Even hospitals that are successful at reducing 30-day readmissions today are compared against…
cost of medical tests
Jan 10 | Mike Miliard
Baylor Scott & White Health physicians will have access to the EHR data stream…
Hospitals still grappling with supply shortages in Hurricane Maria's wake
Jan 08 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Power grid instabilities persist. The FDA says improvements to medical supply availability are coming…
Mount Sinai: Racial disparities ‘manifest in morbidities’
Jan 04 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Wide variations in hospital performances can have a major financial impact on patients, health systems and…
Jan 04 | Susan Morse
Opioids and heroin play a big role, but so do variations in primary care and mental health services.
Quality Star Rating program
Jan 02 | Susan Morse
After months of delay, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed its Quality Star Rating program.
When private hospitals deny the uninsured
Dec 29, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Some providers make a policy of referring anyone without insurance to public hospitals, creating duplicate visits and…
Medicare penalized 751 facilities for HACs
Dec 28, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
The organizations will see their Medicare reimbursement rates dip by 1 percent in the coming year.
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…