Quality and Safety

6 patient safety problems ripe for disruption
Feb 26 | Jeff Lagasse
Frost and Sullivan examined a number of pressing safety concerns and found that they have affected close to 92 million hospital…
Health subcommittee to take up legislation to combat opioid epidemic
Feb 26 | Susan Morse
Three upcoming hearings will focus on controlling opioid misuse, public health and…
CMS studying MIPS burden
Feb 26 | Susan Morse
Clinicians who complete the study will earn a full activity credit toward their quality reporting, according to the Centers…
Sleep apnea treatment adherence reduces readmissions
Feb 23 | Jeff Lagasse
Non-adherent patients are three times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.
3M, Verily, to unveil performance matrix at HIMSS18
Feb 23 | Susan Morse
Demonstrations will show how the marriage of clinical and claims data in risk-adjusted algorithms can improve quality and reduce cost.
Why testing all adults for Hepatitis C is cost-effective
Feb 22 | Jeff Lagasse
Researchers at Boston Medical, Mass General and Stanford said screening more…
Lay-health workers can slash readmissions
Feb 22 | Jeff Lagasse
Readmissions cost the healthcare system an estimated $17 billion annually and the majority are avoidable.
Children’s Colorado unveils new Allergy and Immunology Center
Feb 21 | Beth Jones Sanborn
The 11,350 square-foot center boasts clinic rooms, observation rooms and are outfitted to treat allergic reactions, including…
Feb 19 | Jeff Lagasse
Expanding third-party coverage leads to people doing more things that are intrinsically goods for their health,…
Feb 15 | Jeff Lagasse
Researchers pinpointed success with comprehensive asthma education conducted by dedicated educators as part of a…