Healthcare quality measures are a product of their time, with policy and national trends influencing which ones are used.
By implementing systemness, healthcare providers ensure that patients have the same experience and get the same high quality of care no matter where in an organization they receive care. Hoping to realize this objective, Dignity Health began rolling out a systemwide initiative in late 2016 that...
HonorHealth saved $1.5 million when it renegotiated prices for knee and hip implants. Hospitals nationwide are looking for ways to eliminate cost variation in this service line.
Professional services firm Aon announced Thursday it has partnered with two companies to help self-insured employers consider cost and quality of surgical procedures when they negotiate with providers.
The Leapfrog Group's latest Maternity Care Report found the rate of episiotomies and C-sections varied greatly between hospitals in the same city and region.
Intermountain Healthcare recently announced a joint venture with home healthcare company Lifesprk to provide seniors with nonclinical support services.
The CMS wants to eliminate 19 measures across the agency's five quality and value-based purchasing programs as part of its larger goal to reduce the administrative burden for providers. The agency also aims to eliminate redundancies in 21 measures.
Samuel Barsky, the internet's intrepid traveling "sweater guy," also knits baby hats to donate to hospitals.
Humana's incentive program will award hospitals annual rate hikes based on how they perform on measures assessing patient safety, experience and outcomes.
Blacks in the U.S. saw a 28% drop in premature death over the last 25 years, narrowing the gap in earlier-than-expected deaths between whites and blacks, according to a new study.
A new study finds that 71% of reusable medical scopes deemed ready for use on patients tested positive for bacteria at three major U.S. hospitals.
Dr. Nicole Rochester recalls the hurdles she faced while acting as a primary caregiver for her father. She found doctors failed to communicate both with each other and with her family. Rochester's story is part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm."