Quality and Safety

Harvard Pilgrim, AstraZeneca ink outcomes-based Symbicort contract.
Apr 23 | Susan Morse
The deal marks Harvard Pilgrim's third such contract aligning medication payments…
IBM Watson Health reveals top 15 hospitals
Apr 23 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Renamed Truven Health Analytics research initiative found that the highest performers achieved better care consistency and alignment across…
UnityPoint Health System hit with cyberattack
Apr 20 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Hospital is advising patients to monitor their explanation of benefits statements to keep an eye suspicious-looking…
Humana launches maternity bundled payment model
Apr 20 | Susan Morse
The insurer is partnering with five medical groups to rollout the reimbursement option with…
More interoperability, more error?
Apr 19 | Jeff Lagasse
The average expense of repeated medical care because of duplicate records costs a reported average $1,950…
Apr 19 | Jeff Lagasse
Doctors have balked at the increasing burden of implementing metrics, which cost roughly $15.4 billion annually to meet.
Health system growth increases stroke costs
Apr 17 | Jeff Lagasse
With transfers to larger hospitals comes a high cost burden, making it important for…
Sodium targets, glucose monitors can cut costs
Apr 13 | Jeff Lagasse
While the findings of two new research studies are unrelated, each is noteworthy in the opportunity presented to help…
Do hospital mergers put patients at risk?
Apr 12 | Jeff Lagasse
Mergers and acquisitions can result in economy of scale and other financial benefits -- but it can also be easy for patient…
FDA approves first AI tool for detecting retinopathy
Apr 12 | Jeff Lagasse
New technologies bring the promise of earlier detection and automation, both with an eye…