Quality and Safety

Intermountain partners with Press Ganey
By Mike Miliard 03:34 pm December 13, 2017
They will jointly pursue a number of quality improvement initiatives over the coming years, officials say.
Keck Medicine tests Black Box to improve patient safety by monitoring surgeons
By Jeff Lagasse 03:22 pm December 13, 2017
USC researchers said the tool can be used to pinpoint movements during robotic surgery and determine which surgeons are novices or experts.
Mercy Health signs on with AVIA Innovator Network

Mercy Health's Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati. Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 01:26 pm December 13, 2017
The large health system aims to learn from the IT successes of more than two dozen other peers, such as Rush, Providence St. Joseph, Sutter Health and more.

Tejal Gandhi talks about keeping patients safe in May 2017. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 03:25 pm December 12, 2017
The IHI Chief Clinical and Safety Officer discusses what it takes to make a real dent in patient safety issues plaguing hospitals today. 
Clinical interruption from healthcare cyberattacks
By Bill Siwicki 12:21 pm December 12, 2017
A new report from AMA and Accenture finds phishing is the most common type of attack.
patient engagement
By Jeff Lagasse 02:35 pm December 07, 2017
New research finds patients could benefit if they are invited to co-produce medical notes with doctors rather than simply reading them.
Leapfrog calls out hospital failure in suit defense
By Jessica Davis 03:43 pm December 06, 2017
Chicago-based Saint Anthony sued Leapfrog in November for giving the hospital an inaccurate grade -- but Leapfrog claims the grade is based on self-submitted data the hospital failed to review.
benefits of transforming bundles to episodes of care
By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am December 05, 2017
With algorithms and analytics, first-moving health orgs are reaping alternative payment models to reduce readmissions, incentivize physicians to coordinate care and improve patient satisfaction.

A screen snap of the Mytonomy app. Credit: Mytonomy

By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm December 04, 2017
Cloud-based platform keeps patients informed about their condition and care.
By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm December 04, 2017
Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Jerry Moran, R-Kansas introduced legislation Monday designed to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ healthcare system.

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