Quality and Safety

Jun 18 | Susan Morse
Town Hall Ventures, Amazon and Socially Determined are bringing a new focus to a long-neglected part of the…
Jun 15 | Jeff Lagasse
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians report feeling burned-out, depressed or both, affecting their…
AMA’s new policies take aim at drug shortages, poor EHR education
Jun 15 | Beth Jones Sanborn
One new policy deems drug shortages an urgent public health crisis and seeks to have manufacturing…
How the misuse of personal protection equipment in hospitals jeopardizes patients
Jun 13 | Beth Jones Sanborn
The lack of proper PPE can lead to hospital-acquired infections, poor safety scores, low public…
CMS postpones July hospital star ratings
Jun 12 | Susan Morse
Star ratings released in December 2017 will remain on Hospital Compare until the next update.
CMS releases Medicaid scorecard
Jun 08 | Susan Morse
This is the first time state comparisons can be made on quality health measures.
Reducing opioid dosages raises patient satisfaction, study finds
Jun 08 | Jeff Lagasse
Kaiser Permanente found that hospitals can bolster patient satisfaction scores and increase revenue by…
Hospital-acquired conditions down 8%
Jun 08 | Susan Morse
CMS head Seema Verma calls national efforts to improve patient safety that saved 8,000 lives and $2.9 billion a tremendous accomplishment.
Health information exchanges cut costs
Jun 01 | Jeff Lagasse
New research found that community HIEs produce better results when it comes to reducing both…
May 30 | Jeff Lagasse
Patients trust ratings on sites such as Healthgrades, Yelp and Zocdoc but both…