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Data Points for Aug. 15, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 15, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 13, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 15, 2016, covered the following topics: The CMS' new star ratings for overall quality of hospitals

Accuracy of Open Payments data still being debated

Accuracy of Open Payments data still being debated

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 13, 2016

Questions continue to be raised over the data reported to Open Payments, the Affordable Care Act policy that requires drug and device companies to annually report payments to physicians and teaching hospitals.

Northwestern pays $3 million in overdose death case

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 11, 2016

Northwestern Memorial Hospital agreed to pay $3.3 million in damages after a jury determined a pharmaceutical error led to the overdose and death of a 56-year-old man.

New York-Presbyterian starts offering virtual ER visits

By Erica Teichert  |  July 27, 2016

New York-Presbyterian has created a platform to provide a variety of telehealth services, including urgent care to patients across its network and across the country. Patients will also be able to pay an $800 one-time fee to receive a second opinion from a New York-Presbyterian physician.

How hospitals see the so-called 'July effect'

How hospitals see the so-called 'July effect'

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  July 25, 2016

Doctors and hospital leaders are skeptical of the "July effect," the term describing the mass arrival of new medical graduates that allegedly leads to more medical errors, lower quality of care and even higher mortality rates. They're also working to make sure it isn't real.

Suburban expansion fuels Northwestern Memorial's finances

By Bob Herman  |  July 18, 2016

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare boosted its operating margin in its fiscal third quarter, as the Chicago-based academic system continues to grow its footprint into the area's affluent suburbs. Northwestern also disclosed an HHS probe and a $50 million settlement.

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