Quality and Safety

By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:05 am May 30, 2014
The sentinel effect is: The tendency for human performance to improve when participants are aware that their behavior is being evaluated and a useful tool in the context of connected health. In our experience, patients significantly increase their adherence to a variety of healthy behaviors when they know that their physician (or her agent) is...
By Carl Natale 02:33 pm May 27, 2014
Let's forget about preparing for ICD-10 implementation for a minute. What if healthcare providers focused on improving clinical documentation?
By Jeff Rowe 09:41 am May 22, 2014
As it is throughout the world, health IT is spreading rapidly across the U.S healthcare system, but the nation's union of nurses says, at the very least, it's time for a check-up.
By Diana Manos 10:05 am May 20, 2014
I just spent three long days covering the open public forum on the FDASIA report. Federal officials, at the end, said they got from the meeting exactly what they were hoping to get: feedback.
By Steve Whitehurst 11:51 am May 09, 2014
While many healthcare organizations continue to remain focused on what happens when patients are physically in the hospital or at a physician's office, today's most successful organizations are taking steps to engage patients before, during and after office visits.
By Mary Kay Thalken 09:00 am April 28, 2014
It's no secret that engaging patients in their care is essential to supporting care quality, increasing patient satisfaction and, achieving positive patient outcomes. However, when the patient leaves the hospital, it can be challenging to sustain patient engagement.
By Jeff Rowe 09:18 am April 22, 2014
Everyone knows about social media, but what's harder to "know" is what it can do for you, and in this regard healthcare organizations are no different than the rest of the world.
By Jeff Rowe 09:29 am April 14, 2014
More often than not, health IT advocates get excited about the myriad ways technology could be used to help doctors do a better job of providing care. But what about using IT to help doctors go back to being doctors, period?
By Joseph C. Kvedar 09:15 am April 11, 2014
Is it safe and effective care for providers to evaluate and prescribe for patients that they've never met face-to-face?
By Jeff Rowe 08:02 am April 09, 2014
One way of summing up the past decade in healthcare might be to say that IT is finally aiming to catch up with the remarkable strides medical science has made over the past generation.

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