We were pleased to see the article “Quality-of-care standards missing for homebound seniors”, on the continued evolution of quality-of-care measurement for house calls to the frail, elderly home-limited patients.
On behalf of Louisiana veterans, we express extreme dissatisfaction with Modern Healthcare's selection of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald as one of the “healthcare winners” in 2014 as part of the Year in Review feature.
Public interest and media attention around the Food and Drug Administration's proposal to regulate laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) has gone from a slow burn to steady flame in recent weeks. That is a good thing.
I loved the recent blog post about Dr. Zeke Emanuel's advice that people should skip their annual physicals. This latest recommendation from Emanuel really could cost people their lives.
I am a strong advocate for providing quality care but am disappointed when my organization does follow-up on current Medicare HCAHPS. Often responses are given by people not involved in the patient's care (the patient or their spokesperson).
Regarding the Jan. 5 editorial “Lessons from Vermont”, perhaps it is too easy to criticize from afar, when being on the inside of such an endeavor comes with all the political and social pressures that make some options untenable, forcing the choices that are less viable economically.
The chief experience officer, a new C-suite role charged with reducing patients' frustration with hospital care (“Quality quarterback,” Dec. 15, p. 27) is a welcome and logical approach for addressing...
Regarding the Dec. 1 article “Prem Reddy's turnaround strategy”, Beth Kutscher did a good job telling the story of Prime Healthcare Services' growth.
While heartened by the inclusion of a supply-chain article in Modern Healthcare, the Nov. 24 story “Hospitals struggle with supply costs” missed a tremendous opportunity.
Our society loves the story of a “self-made” man, and even more the one who becomes a baron of industry.
As a consultant helping hospitals shore up their cardiovascular service line organizations, I too often find the providers' logistics grossly fragmented and outdated.
We have found that while it is kinder and gentler to not report patients to credit bureaus, a real threat of credit reporting for nonpayment increases collections.