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    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 »

    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 »

    Meaningful use isn’t doing its job when it comes to fostering clean, quality data and health IT interoperability, the American Medical Association (AMA) states in 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 »

    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 »

    Thanks to a three-year Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation award, the Association of American Medical Colleges and a group of five academic medical centers more »

    The 95% effective hepatitis C therapy that made the healthcare industry do a double-take at the $1000-per-day price tag is presenting some serious medication adherence more »

    Patients are finding it tough to engage with providers through portals or other online access to their medical records, says a new issue brief by 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 largest donation in Harvard’s long and storied history will bolster the endowment of one of the University’s smaller schools and will place a focus more »

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an at-home colorectal cancer screening tool that is up to 90% accurate in detecting the common cancer, more »

    Patients at the highest risk of very frequent 30-day readmissions may not be the most likely suspects, according to a study published in the American 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 »

    Over the next fifteen years, the Partnership for Community Health is planning to dole out $90 million in grants to Massachusetts hospitals in order to 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 »

    Members of the American Medical Association (AMA) have voted to approve a measure outlining the definition of team-based health care and providing physicians with a more »

    Patients who opt for chemotherapy treatments earlier in their battle against prostate cancer may live for a median of 14 months longer than those who more »

    Patient receiving telemedicine screenings for eye conditions may avoid a trip to their primary care physician, but ophthalmologists need to be prepared to handle the 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 »

    Kansas is taking control of its population’s mental health issues with a $9.5 million investment in behavioral health services and a focus on community care 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 »

    Healthcare organizations may be investing in clinical analytics, business intelligence solutions, revenue cycle management tools, and robust quality improvement programs, but all the technology in more »

    Physicians who played an educational game online were able to bring the blood pressure of hypertensive patients under control more quickly than those who didn’t more »

    Reducing the number of unnecessary hospital readmissions may be as easy as just paying attention, says research from the Mayo Clinic published in JAMA this more »

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) is teaming up with connectivity vendor CECity and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to try to increase the rate of vaccinations more »