A new JAMA study found that as hospitals reduced readmission rates for heart failure patients as part of the CMS' readmissions program, mortality rates for those patients rose.
Innovations in quality measurement focus on ways to gather information on patients and communities that go beyond clinical processes and outcomes.
A survey found nearly half of healthcare consumers seek price information to budget for out-of-pocket expenses, while just 11% do it to compare prices. Approximately 3 out of 5 consumers stick with their provider even if they know the costs beforehand.
Patient outcomes don't suffer when surgeons perform critical parts of the procedure and then depart for another underway, according to a new JAMA study.
A group of Premier member hospitals are participating in Premier's most recently launched quality improvement collaborative, QUEST® 2020, a program where shared data, insights and best practices enable members to learn from each other and implement quality, efficiency and safety improvements across...
Minnesota failed to comply with safety requirements for a program that provides home-based medical care for elderly patients, an audit from HHS' Office of Inspector General found.
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that developed the White Coat Ceremony, formed a council Wednesday to support efforts that improve humanism in healthcare.
Systemness is something that many strive for but is not easy to achieve. Benefiting from scale and acting as one, integrated system doesn't come just through growth. It takes work. Just like building a house, to be truly successful, it all really needs to start with a strong infrastructure and...
A growing number of hospitals and systems are looking to patients to implement sophisticated changes in clinical practices through the use of patient and family advisory councils.
Healthgrades connects providers with consumers to build lasting relationships and drive measurable outcomes. Over 1M consumers come to Healthgrades.com daily to research doctors and make appointments. Offering unparalleled consumer healthcare insights and technology solutions, the company has...
Talk with healthcare providers anywhere in the nation, and it doesn't take long before a common sense of purpose emerges—a dedication to the best possible patient outcomes. It's particularly true in cardiac medicine.
As a hospital leader, you've likely considered how to maximize the value of your Hospital Medicine (HM) program. When managed well, the program can deliver a significant return on investment, influencing many economic and behavioral value drivers, including length of stay, case mix index,...