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    Overly complex clinical quality improvement reporting requirements are frustrating providers while sapping time and resources, MGMA says. Eighty-four percent of healthcare providers don’t believe that more »

    Hospital-based interventions may not have a significant impact on 30-day or 90-day readmissions for chronic diseases, one study says. Hospitals may not be able to more »

    Electronic hand hygiene compliance can provide better data analytics to tackle a constant threat to patient safety. Reported hand hygiene rates are notoriously much higher than the actual more »

    The Patient Experience Council offers six suggestions for creating a patient-centered care environment for engaged, empowered patients. Patient-centered care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) more »

    Are retail clinics really a viable solution to overcrowded emergency departments packed primary care calendars?  A new study from the American Journal of Managed Care more »

    Physicians being monitored for overprescribing antibiotics may return to their bad habits when feedback about their performance ends, according to a new study published in more »

    Patient safety is a constant topic of discussion in hospitals and healthcare organizations around the nation, but a new survey from National Nurses United (NNU) more »

    The increased use of data analytics for speedier clinical trials, more efficient regulation, and better population health management is at the top of the priorities more »

    Medicare patients undergoing major surgery experienced more serious and numerous complications at hospitals with a propensity for providing aggressive and intensive treatment, says a study more »

    Children’s Medical Center of Dallas has received the AHIMA Grace Award for its innovative efforts to leverage health information management strategies and EHR technology to more »

    End-of-life planning for elderly or terminally ill patients should be adequately reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid, says a Congressional letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, more »

    Accountable care organizations (ACOs) continue to crop up around the country as providers accelerate the shift from pay-for-performance to value-based reimbursements, adding to evidence that more »

    In medicine, the first rule is to do no harm.Unfortunately, patients are injured as a result of medical treatment, or a preventable mishap occurs due more »

    National Health IT Week is upon us once again as the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) invites industry stakeholders to discuss the most pressing more »

    The majority of hospitals may be putting patient safety at risk by overusing antibiotics, warns the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in a new study more »

    The transition to ICD-10 may have a negative impact on patient safety reporting and the subsequent perception of hospital quality, argues a new study in more »

    An increase in the number of drug-based interventions may not reduce the risk of blood clots for hospitalized patients, according to a new study from more »

    Much of the recent buzz around keeping patients healthier for longer has revolved around how patients manage their own care between provider visits.  Keeping patients more »

    Stanford Medicine will offer the first accredited clinical informatics fellowship for physicians that will lead to a certification in the new subspecialty.  While physicians can more »

    Geisinger Health System, one of the nation’s shining beacons of integrated healthcare delivery, is undergoing some significant changes as it announces the departure of Dr. more »

    Thanks to accountable care initiatives, better care coordination, and a reduction in 30-day readmissions, Medicare’s Part A hospital trust fund will be financially solvent until more »

    Better staff education, clinical analytics, and new care coordination techniques that improved EHR documentation nearly eliminated patient safety risks from improper heparin administration at Carilion more »

    The Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center is taking a proactive step towards accountable care and quality improvements by bringing clinical analytics to more »

    Healthcare providers have a poor grasp of the impact EHRs and other health IT on patient safety, says a new RAND Corporation report, and few more »

    The average US hospital loses $1.7 million a year due to poor coordination and communication among members of staff, according to a new report from more »

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