Quality and Safety

VA failed to report poor performance
By Jessica Davis 10:42 am November 28, 2017
GAO found that 8 out of 9 providers with concerns on their records weren’t reported to state and national databases.
GE Healthcare's new mammogram tech

GE’s Senographe Pristina Dueta mammogram machine. Credit: GE Healthcare

By Bernie Monegain 05:44 pm November 27, 2017
The goal is to make screening more comfortable and to curb anxiety.
By Mike Miliard 03:08 pm November 21, 2017
Hospitals and health systems want to consolidate their various cardiology IT solutions, according to a new report from KLAS, but challenges related to clinician workflow and the ability to consolidate structured reporting with a single vendor have hindered such initiatives.
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.

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