By Kelsey Brimmer 10:38 am November 04, 2013
The Joint Commission's Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2013, shows that 33 percent -- or 1,099 hospitals -- of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that reported accountability measure data for 2012 ranked as top performing hospitals using evidence-based care processes.
By Kelsey Brimmer 09:01 am October 03, 2013
Healthcare delivery that stresses value over volume requires a transformed business model, says Marjie Harbrecht, CEO of HealthTeamWorks in Lakewood, Colo. In order to be sustainable, she adds, the business model must adequately incorporate provider compensation, and spur all providers on the care-delivery team to deliver higher value care.
By Kelsey Brimmer 11:11 am April 01, 2013
Driven by skyrocketing healthcare spending, the Healthcare Financial Management Association has launched Value Journey, a new initiative with 35 hospital systems across the country to identify common challenges, as well as common capabilities, strategies and tactics.
By Kelsey Brimmer 09:49 am February 28, 2013
When it comes to healthcare analytics, hospitals and health systems can benefit most from the information if they move towards understanding the analytic discoveries, rather than just focusing on the straight facts.
By Kelsey Brimmer 05:59 am February 20, 2013
Want your hospital to survive in the ever-changing healthcare marketplace while saddled with new healthcare reform mandates? Optimize three fundamental components of care delivery: clinical/operational integration, financial integration, and shared infrastructure and governance, advises Steven Berkowitz, president of SMB Health Consulting in...
By Kelsey Brimmer 10:10 am January 01, 2013
The healthcare industry continued to grow, adding 45,000 jobs to the nation's economy in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Jan. 4.
By Kelsey Brimmer 01:42 pm October 29, 2012
As the mammoth storm advances on the New Jersey coastline, Hackensack University Medical Center is working to protect the IT infrastructure of its hospital command center, while also deploying mobile satellite emergency department vehicles to deliver emergency care to low-lying areas.
By Kelsey Brimmer 10:45 am October 17, 2012
In a live webcast Tuesday, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) called on healthcare organizations to step up quality and error reporting.
By Kelsey Brimmer 11:10 am October 10, 2012
By implementing evidence-based blood transfusion guidelines and industry-wide standards, supported by an efficiency dashboard, hospitals could save millions annually in blood purchasing costs alone, according to Premier health alliance.
By Kelsey Brimmer 11:02 am September 20, 2012
The Joint Commission has named 620 hospitals that have achieved outstanding performance on 45 evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes, showing that hospitals as a whole continue to improve their quality of care, officials say.