David Cella, a pioneer researcher who has focused on patient outcomes, has received the annual Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the National Academy of Medicine.
There's no question that race, gender, socio-economic status and health literacy influence a patient's healthcare access, cost and outcomes. But what's still fuzzy is an understanding of which factors are within a provider's control and how to adjust for these factors in value-based payments.
A focus on individual physician performance, reducing diagnostic errors, standardizing performance measures and rethinking patient satisfaction will be among the top agenda items for healthcare quality and safety leaders in 2016.
Healthcare leaders are partly responsible for a failure to make "substantial, measurable, systemwide strides” to improve patient safety in the U.S., according to a National Patient Safety Foundation report released Tuesday.
While nurses are more frequently getting higher degrees and being allowed to practice independently of a physician, the profession still struggles in terms of diversity and leadership, concludes a report released Friday.