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An increase in screenings, better preventative care, and more robust population health management techniques have contributed to the significant decline in the number of strokes, more »

Reducing preventable readmissions is one of the most important goals for cutting healthcare costs, says a poll of healthcare quality improvement experts by ASQ, and more »

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have received $10 million in grants from the Center for Medicare more »

For many patients with complex needs, the “care continuum” is anything but a smooth, easily understandable stream of seamless coordination between providers.  Even figuring out more »

The United States healthcare system has a little bit of soul searching to do after it ranked dead last for efficiency, equity, and overall health more »

After taking similar actions in Rhode Island and Connecticut late last year, national insurer UnitedHealthcare plans to eliminate about 700 Massachusetts physicians from its Medicare more »

Providers may be encouraged to prescribe more statins for the care of hypertension in vulnerable populations, but the widely-used class of drugs has no significant more »

Walgreens drugstores and CHE Trinity Health, an 80-hospital health system in Illinois, have entered into a coordinated care agreement that will help to further Walgreens’ more »

A lack of data integrity and adequate health information exchange, along with poor care coordination, have topped the 2014 list of ECRI Patient Safety Concerns.  more »

When it comes to healthcare spending, much of the focus has been on chronically ill patients.  The commonly cited statistic that 20% of patients account more »

It takes a lot of stamina and determination to tackle the long hours, fast-paced decision making, and responsibility of being a physician in a hospital more »

Hospital acquired infections related to common procedures and difficult bacteria are on the decline according to a pair of newly released reports by the Centers more »

A three decade old tool used by nurses to predict patients at risk of pressure ulcers in the ICU may be significantly inaccurate, says a more »

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs have changed the way clinicians need to tackle bloodstream infections, but many community hospitals may not be keeping up with newer tactics. A more »

A database designed to personalize pain treatment may be effective in reducing costs while providing better care to patients with difficult conditions, said Sean Mackey, more »

While more data is usually a good thing when it comes to analytics, a group of researchers from Indiana is worried that that the avalanche more »

A concerning new study from the EHR data banks of the Kaiser Permanente system links oral contraceptive use with a significantly increased chance of developing more »

While advanced diagnosis tools can help spot dangerous cancers before they spread in order to save lives and reduce the costs and pain associated with more »

One isn’t just the loneliest number: it can also be a deadly one.  Seniors who expressed feelings of extreme loneliness and social isolation had a more »

Researchers studying population health management techniques and patient safety concerns are getting a lot of love this Valentine’s Day from the Agency for Healthcare Research more »

The conventional wisdom in medicine is that you can’t treat effectively what you don’t catch early, and breast cancer is no exception.  As the second more »

Providers in the Kaiser Permanente system are getting some significant help with screening middle-aged men for a generally asymptomatic but incredibly dangerous condition.  By building more »

The American Heart Association has released its first official guidelines intended to help women avoid being disabled or killed by a stroke.  The risk assessments more »

In an effort to level the playing field for patients who may not understand how wildly the price of a service can vary from provider more »

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics both improved their disease management and reduced healthcare spending after receiving text reminders to watch their blood sugar and more »

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