Quality and Safety

Nov 16, 2017 | Susan Morse
The value-based models resulted in 6 percent fewer hospital inpatient admissions and 7 percent…
AMA adopts 4 policies to improve public health
Nov 15, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Group wants federal government to fully fund the Medicaid programs of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,…
Cost: It’s why hospitals are drilling down on care variations
Nov 14, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
CFOs view clinical standardization as the biggest opportunity to improve physician engagement,…
 physician burnout AMA
Nov 14, 2017 | Jessica Davis
At the AMA's interim meeting over the weekend, David Barbe, MD told group members that AMA is making…
Leapfrog 'F' hospitals
Nov 14, 2017 | Henry Powderly
Hospitals in California and New York make up bulk of the list.
Nov 14, 2017 | Henry Powderly
The rise of consumerism in healthcare has put fresh weight on public ratings programs from groups like…
Hospital sues Leapfrog over safety grade
Nov 14, 2017 | Jessica Davis
Saint Anthony Hospital alleges Leapfrog used inaccurate information about CPOE data when it lowered the hospital's…
Readmissions reduction program linked to higher mortality
Nov 13, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Data suggest program emphasizes strategies that unintentionally harmed patients with heart failure.
Few seniors comparison shopping for healthcare
Nov 13, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Seniors are more likely to weigh prices for groceries, gas, cable and internet service, and even travel…
Nov 10, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Older adults with delirium have longer hospital stays, higher care costs, and increased rates of death and…