Biden emphasized the need for data sharing, innovation and investment, as well as collaboration. Although collaboration is key, he said, "our systems are ill-equipped to reward collaboration, to reward team science, to give credit to everyone involved in a publication."
Johns Hopkins Medicine's Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has entered into a strategic collaboration with consulting firm EY to develop and share best practices with providers across the globe.
The study's findings question what has long been the gold standard of coronary artery bypass surgery.
Many measurement programs currently in use—and others being developed—do not differentiate complexity of patient conditions nor account for their settings of care, which results in inaccurate reports on value, says Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy.
Sending trained workers to high-risk patients' homes to help them with psychological, social and environmental challenges helped drastically reduce readmissions at one Maryland hospital.
Podcast Q&A: 'We don't have enough data, and we don't have it at the right time,' says NCQA president
National Committee for Quality Assurance President Margaret O'Kane discusses recent controversies swirling around quality measurement, such as the reporting required for its Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set.
The Detroit Medical Center says a plan to address problems with its sterilization of surgical instruments has been approved by state regulators.
In many countries, indiscriminate antibiotic use in humans, agriculture and animals used for food production has led to the rise of bacteria that are resistant to all commercially available antibiotics. Many are now asking: “Have we returned to a pre-antibiotic era?”
The Comprehensive Primary Care initiative has been testing whether paying practices to deliver advanced primary care through better coordination improves health outcomes and saves money.
Psychiatric patients wait disproportionately longer in emergency departments before receiving treatment and experience longer stays compared to other medical patients, according to reports released Monday by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Nearly a third of physicians could be exempt from Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System under a final rule the CMS issued Friday. The CMS also signaled it would broaden the opportunities for physicians to participate in alternative models.
Health officials are warning that small outbreaks of infections spread by contaminated operating room machinery during open-heart surgery could be more widespread than first thought.