Quality and Safety

eClinicalWorks lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 10:56 am November 17, 2017
The class action lawsuit filed Thursday by the estate of a cancer patient, claimed he was unable to determine when cancer symptoms began due to the EHR vendor’s faulty software.
precision medicine
By Mike Miliard 03:50 pm November 15, 2017
As genomic tests and therapies advance, proliferate and get easier to administer, the group wants payers to be more transparent about how providers can bill for them.
CMS to add unique device identifiers to Medicare
By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 15, 2017
Intermountain and Geisinger -- among others -- are joining similar calls to action by OIG and Congress for CMS to finally add UDI to claim forms to better identify faulty medical devices.
Hospital sues Leapfrog over safety grade
By Jessica Davis 09:25 am November 15, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital alleges Leapfrog used inaccurate information about CPOE data when it lowered the hospital's patient safety grade in a report.
Leapfrog 'F' hospitals

Interfaith Medical Center earned an "F" from Leapfrog.

By Henry Powderly 09:18 am November 15, 2017
Hospitals in California and New York make up bulk of the list.
Leapfrog ratings

Mercy Hospital in Joplin earned an 'A' from Leapfrog for Fall 2017.

By Henry Powderly 09:03 am November 15, 2017
The rise of consumerism in healthcare has put fresh weight on public ratings programs from groups like Leapfrog, Healthgrades and U.S. News.
 physician burnout AMA

David Barbe-AMA president-elect. Photo by Missouri State Medical Association

By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm November 14, 2017
At the AMA’s interim meeting over the weekend, David Barbe, MD, told group members that AMA is making progress to improve the usability of EHRs, mobile devices and interoperability.
Carroll Hospital lifts patient satisfaction scores

Carroll Hospital in Westminster, Maryland. Credit: Carroll Hospital

By Bill Siwicki 10:40 am November 14, 2017
The system boosted its overall rating by more than 15 points in just one quarter.
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm November 10, 2017
Optimal clinical documentation could go a long way in improving research, education and patient safety.
prevent patient falls
By Bill Siwicki 01:54 pm November 10, 2017
Data from electronic health records combined with other technologies like analytics can help pinpoint patients at risk and encourage caregivers to intervene before a fall occurs.

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