Clinical

By Bernie Monegain 10:40 am February 17, 2015
Physicians are at the top of Glassdoor's list of the 25 most lucrative jobs, with an average base salary of $212,270. Notably absent from the list? Positions for healthcare CIOs.
Crystal ball
By Mike Miliard 10:12 am February 16, 2015
Gauging the future impact of emerging healthcare technologies can be tricky. A recent case study from ECRI Institute seeks to assess the accuracy of its crystal ball gazing.
Target
By Bernie Monegain 10:06 am January 12, 2015
"I don't think I've been to a health system or even a country in the last couple of years where the Triple Aim isn't in the mission or in the strategic plan," says Maureen Bisognano, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Those strategies are starting show results when it comes to quality and safety.
Blood pressure
By Bernie Monegain 08:49 am January 08, 2015
Primary care doctors at Arch Health Partners, a 90-physician multi-specialty practice affiliated with Palomar Health, recently ramped up care of patients with hypertension -- with promising results.
Patient and doctor
By Erin McCann 10:52 am December 31, 2014
Each year, medical errors kill 400,000 Americans, more people than any other illness aside from cancer and heart disease. In an effort to recognize hospitals that have successfully worked to reduce these deadly medical errors, patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group has released its list of the 2014 top hospitals in the U.S.
Donald Frei, MD
By Bernie Monegain 07:21 am December 18, 2014
New findings published Dec. 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine affirms a practice for stroke response that has been employed by Donald Frei, MD, and the stroke team at Swedish Medical Center's Radiology Imaging Associates.
By Mike Miliard 10:35 am December 11, 2014
Montefiore Medical Center delivers care to some 2 million people in the Bronx and beyond, and has been a longtime leader in population health initiatives. But one of the "basic challenges that we face," says Jack Wolf, Montefiore's chief information officer, "is the lack of a unique patient identifier."
By Erin McCann 01:56 pm December 05, 2014
A statement from the 25-hospital Texas Health Resources explaining why critical travel information was not communicated regarding the nation's first Ebola patient has left many wondering where the problem occurred – and, more importantly, how to fix it.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant
By Bernie Monegain 10:25 am December 05, 2014
A population healthcare model in Mississippi that leverages telehealth technology to help curb diabetes has achieved early success and caught the attention of state officials who are part of the public-private partnership.
Doctor and patient with tablet
By Neil Versel 10:22 am November 24, 2014
With all the talk about patient engagement as a component of both meaningful use and of healthcare quality improvement, it seems to be lacking in one of the most obvious places of all: the hospital room.