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    A focus on patient safety through advanced EHR use has helped the UIHC snag the 2014 HIMSS Davies Award. University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics more »

    Forty-two percent of patients now use online reviews to judge a provider’s listening skills, office environment, and care quality. Nearly half of patients would be more »

    The suite of CMS Compare websites lacks meaningful healthcare quality and cost information for Medicare patients, GAO states in a new report. CMS could be more »

    NYU Langone Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center intend to form a clinically integrated network to help providers within the system focus on care coordination, more »

    Big data, clinical analytics, and data standards will be key to overall quality improvement in the healthcare system, the ONC says in a new roadmap. more »

    While a great deal of attention in the clinical analytics world is focused on decision support and quality assessments for physicians who must order treatments more »

    Hospital quality has improved steadily over the past few years, The Joint Commission says in its latest report identifying top performing hospitals. More than a more »

    A drastic reduction in patient safety errors can be attributed to the use of advanced EHR systems, a Pennsylvania study finds. The implementation and use more »

    Pay-for-performance reimbursement structures are associated with gains in quality and reduced mortality for minority patients, says a new study. Accountable care and value-based incentives are more »

    Pediatric residents who used the “I-PASS” system reduced medical errors and improved satisfaction with transitions of care. A simple mnemonic device can help providers improve more »

    OIG oversight will ensure that public health agencies are utilizing resources appropriately while providing high quality services. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will more »

    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 »

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