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Michigan hospital back in Medicare's good graces

By Tom Henderson, Crain's Detroit Business  |  May 05, 2016

Officials for St. John Providence Health System have been told that St. John River District Hospital in St. Clair, Mich., is back in compliance with Medicare standards and a decision to terminate the hospital's participation in Medicare has been rescinded.

Should physicians have to retire at a certain age? Take our poll

Should physicians have to retire at a certain age? Take our poll

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 03, 2016

Other high-risk industries set age limits. Should there be one for doctors? More than 99,000 U.S. physicians 70 and older had an active license to practice medicine in 2014. Some experts are concerned age-related issues like vision loss and poor mobility might lead to patient safety lapses. Share...

Two reservation hospitals agree to quality-of-care changes

By Associated Press  |  May 02, 2016

Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota will keep receiving crucial federal funding after agreeing to undertake significant measures to improve the quality of care provided to patients.

Presence Health rethinks its Lean initiative

By Sabriya Rice  |  April 29, 2016

Just six months after taking over the head office at Presence Health system, CEO Michael Englehart is rethinking being "Lean." The Chicago-based system's 11 hospitals had been practicing a manufacturing industry management style known as Lean. The goal was to address challenges to delivering...

15 Top Health Systems cultivate a culture of transparency

15 Top Health Systems cultivate a culture of transparency

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 23, 2016

Fostering a culture of transparency on performance measures is one of the key strategies used by the health systems that made this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 15 Top Health Systems.

Does drop in antidepressant use correlate with spike in suicides?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 22, 2016

The rise in suicides over the past decade is a stark reversal of the declines seen during the 1980s. Some blame the way the primary-care system approaches depression, which if left untreated, contributes to a vast majority of suicide attempts.

Blog: 'Measure madness' consuming healthcare resources

By Sabriya Rice  |  April 22, 2016

The volume of measures that exist, promulgated by lack of alignment and poor coordination, has created an environment of measure madness, “consuming precious resources that could be directed toward meaningful efforts to continuously enhance quality and patient safety,” according to a...

Q&A: 'We have a long way to go yet on patient safety'

Q&A: 'We have a long way to go yet on patient safety'

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

National Patient Safety Foundation President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi discusses diagnostic errors and unintended harm from EHRs as well as other patient-safety issues. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.

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