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Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center-Mountain Valley are among the four winners of the annual Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for excellence among businesses.
The CMS next year will ask Medicare beneficiaries how their providers are doing under new payment models aimed at improving the quality of care while lowering cost. But critics say it's not likely to help consumers.
Carl Armato, president and CEO of 14-hospital Novant Health, has worked with the system's employed and affiliated physicians to put them at the center of decisionmaking, a model he says has facilitated a systemwide embrace of EHRs.
Using software developed by TeleTracking Technologies, the goal is to eliminate the sort of bottlenecks that result in long wait times—and irate patients—at a time when hospitals are focusing on improving the patient experience and expediting processes through new technology.
While a growing number of health systems say posting patient satisfaction ratings has improved physician-patient relations, the CMS' proposed new pay rules under MACRA would allow most doctors to minimize the role those surveys play in determining their rewards or penalties.
The Health Care Transformation Task Force includes more than 40 executives from health systems, insurance companies, advocacy groups and consulting firms who have developed principles to help providers put patients first.
Public health officials want physicians and hospitals to rethink the way they manage pain as Americans become increasingly anxious about the rise of overdose deaths tied to opioid drugs.