Quality and Safety

By Charles Kennedy 02:09 pm August 14, 2014
Patient engagement. Population health management. Shared savings. Incentive alignment. Every tweet or article about accountable care is filled with buzzwords like these, but what do they really mean? How can they move patients, providers and payers toward more efficient, effective and sustainable care models?
By Steve Miff 10:50 am August 11, 2014
The internal benchmarking typically used to evaluate health system performance is no longer sufficient to meet government mandates, ensure timely reimbursements and avoid financial penalties. "Comparative analytics" will be required to meet these new challenges.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:27 am July 30, 2014
Traditionally, the introduction of new technologies into health care has been assumed by knee-jerk reaction to add costs. Yet, the Center for Connected Health has accumulated evidence to the contrary. Joseph C. Kvedar, MD presents two stories to demonstrate this.
By Eric Wicklund 08:22 am July 18, 2014
We have the nation's Most Wired Hospitals, and we also have America's Most Beautiful Hospitals. We also have national ranking system for hospitals based on their patient engagement efforts. It's time, I think, to look at the nation's hospitals and their wireless capabilities.
By Edmund Billings, MD 01:05 pm July 01, 2014
Without a doubt, the death of American veterans as a result of the VA waitlist debacle is tragic and unacceptable. The Obama administration must move quickly and deliberately to fix the underlying problems and restore faith in the agency.
By John Halamka 10:29 am July 01, 2014
John Halamka, MD recently found out that interoperability becomes much more real when you watch your own family members experience it.
By Steve Tolle 08:07 am July 01, 2014
Imaging is an increasingly important quality indicator, both for healthcare organizations and individual providers. As narrow networks take hold, however, they will fundamentally change the economics for both hospitals and ambulatory facilities that have and focus on image intensive specialties.
By Edmund Billings, MD 12:55 pm June 10, 2014
Over the last few weeks, access to VA healthcare for veterans has been all over the news. At the same time, the DoD is moving to procure a replacement EHR system.
By Jeff Rowe 09:08 am June 05, 2014
It's easy to categorize providers as divided into two camps, one embracing the use of the internet for medical interactions and the other, well, not so enthusiastic.
By Chris Watson 11:43 am June 02, 2014
With value-based care as the cornerstone for future care delivery, providers who can meet the interoperability needs across the healthcare continuum will stay one step ahead of the competition.

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