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Web-exclusive: Among the best at heart

Web-exclusive: Among the best at heart

By Linda Wilson  |  September 29, 2012

Located in rural western Montana, in a valley of the Rocky Mountains known more for fly fishing than medicine, sits the unexpected: a top cardiovascular hospital.

Pack mentality

Pack mentality

By David Burda  |  June 16, 2012

Swim with a friend. Never go hiking alone. There's safety in numbers. Travel with a group. All are expressions we've heard since our parents thought we were old enough to understand. What we didn't know then was that the same principles apply in healthcare delivery.

Dedicated to innovation

Dedicated to innovation

By Jean Chenoweth  |  June 16, 2012

This year, I have the privilege of introducing you to Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. With the support of Veritas Capital, our new owner, Truven Health Analytics is dedicated to the same mission and standards of excellence to provide objective,...

The buddy system

The buddy system

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 16, 2012

Acquisition activity has reached a fever pitch, motivated in large part by healthcare reform and economic uncertainty. But what has long been a clear business case for consolidation may also be among best practices for clinical outcomes.

Race as a risk factor

Race as a risk factor

By Linda Wilson  |  June 16, 2012

Race plays a role in how patients fare on some of the outcome measures included in Medicare's pay-for-performance programs.

Making progress

By Patrick Smith  |  June 16, 2012

While black males still live five-and-a-half years less than their white counterparts on average, a study shows that in the past decade, the U.S. has made unprecedented progress in decreasing the life-expectancy gap between blacks and whites.

At the top tier

At the top tier

By Linda Wilson  |  April 14, 2012

Readmissions at an inpatient heart-failure unit at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas plummeted to 7% from 29% in nine months.

A systematic approach to quality improvement

A systematic approach to quality improvement

By Rebecca Vesely  |  January 14, 2012

About a decade ago, the board of directors of Tanner Health System in Carrollton, Ga., decided to make an absolute commitment to patient satisfaction and quality. That commitment has gotten results, with the three-hospital system for the first time being named among Thomson Reuters' 15 Top Health...

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