Quality and Safety

By Edmund Billings, MD 11:39 am May 27, 2015
Continuity of care or accountability of care is unlikely without Medicare Shared Savings and Meaningful Use health IT incentives for mental and behavioral health providers.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:53 am May 19, 2015
As much of a challenge it is to steer folks with silent "killers" to improved lifestyle choices, it may be a bigger challenge to help those with chronic symptomatic debilitating illnesses to feel better.
By Edmund Billings, MD 08:52 am April 30, 2015
What would you call a physician who sewed up a patient’s wound without addressing the behavioral health issue that led to the injury? We might cynically label the doctor disinterested or inattentive; we might sympathetically call her distracted or overwhelmed. But it might be far more accurate to say the doctor lacks information.
By Jeff Rowe 01:07 pm April 13, 2015
Carla Smith, executive vice president of HIMSS North America, has highlighted a few of the attractions for attendees.
By Jeff Rowe 08:40 am March 20, 2015
If there’s one group within the healthcare workforce who could really use effective mobile tools, it's nurses.
Holding hands
By William Bria, MD 08:26 am February 20, 2015
Enough talk about information technology's use in the practice of medicine. Health IT must become the practice of medicine.
By Jeff Rowe 08:38 am February 13, 2015
Health IT is generally considered a good thing. But there are dangers, too.
By Terry Fouts, MD 07:58 am February 09, 2015
Population health will continue to be a focus in 2015, but we should start the year off by looking at some new ways to leverage underutilized and overlooked data.
By Eric Just 11:31 am January 29, 2015
To consider how to improve population health outcomes, let's start in an unlikely place -- an airplane.
By Chris Clayton 03:00 pm January 27, 2015
If the healthcare industry hopes to tackle many of the pressing issues it faces today – from cost of providing care, to lost revenue, to providing higher quality care, institutions need to start adopting more prescriptive analytics into their practices.

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