Category Archives: Hospital Training

Colorado Hospital Engagement Network Reduces Healthcare Costs by $15 Million, Avoidable Readmissions by 11 Percent

Colorado hospitals and health systems participating in a three-year quality improvement project led by the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) prevented 2,800 patient harms, 1,250 of which were avoidable readmissions, for an estimated cost savings of $14.8 million, according to the … finish reading Colorado Hospital Engagement Network Reduces Healthcare Costs by $15 Million, Avoidable Readmissions by 11 Percent

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Pilot Prevents Unnecessary Hospitalizations by Optimizing Transfers of Nursing Facility Residents

Designed to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing facility patients, a new study focuses on how to optimize transfers of these patients between facilities and acute-care institutions by improving care and communication, according to research from Indiana University (IU) and Regenstrief … finish reading Pilot Prevents Unnecessary Hospitalizations by Optimizing Transfers of Nursing Facility Residents

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Identifying High Utilizers First Step in Reducing Readmissions

Businesses do it all the time — analyze their repeat customers, and market to them, says Susan Horton, DNP, APRN, CHFN, VP of peri-operative services at Central Maine Medical Center and executive director of the Central Maine Heart and Vascular … finish reading Identifying High Utilizers First Step in Reducing Readmissions

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Patient Satisfaction Increases When Patients Know Their Doctors

Nearly one-fourth of patients reported increased patient satisfaction when they knew their physician, according to a Vanderbilt study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Realizing that nearly 90 percent of medical patients are unable to correctly name their treating physician … finish reading Patient Satisfaction Increases When Patients Know Their Doctors

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Finding the Right Clinicians for Physician-Hospital Organizations (PHOs)

Finding the right physicians is a crucial first step in ensuring a successful PHO, and depends on a number of factors, including the size of the population you want to serve, explains Travis Ansel, MBA, manager of strategic services, and … finish reading Finding the Right Clinicians for Physician-Hospital Organizations (PHOs)

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Rural, Urban Hospitals Score Highly in Consumer Reports Surgery Ratings; Teaching Hospitals Fall Short

Location, location, location. While it definitely impacts the price of real estate, it doesn’t necessarily impact a hospital’s surgery rating, according to Consumer Reports’ first ratings survey on how patients fare during and after surgery. In fact, some hospitals do … finish reading Rural, Urban Hospitals Score Highly in Consumer Reports Surgery Ratings; Teaching Hospitals Fall Short

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Healthcare Experts Recommend 5 Strategies to Minimize Overuse of 5 Treatments

A series of five recommendations could reduce five medical interventions or treatments that are commonly used but not always necessary, according to a paper released by The Joint Commission and the American Medical Association-Convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement ® … finish reading Healthcare Experts Recommend 5 Strategies to Minimize Overuse of 5 Treatments

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7 Key Consumer Engagement Objectives

To transform a healthcare system to an effective, efficient and affordable system, it’s not enough to enlist the efforts of the physicians and hospital, says Jay Driggers, director of consumer engagement at Horizon BCBS-NJ. Consumer participation is an equal part … finish reading 7 Key Consumer Engagement Objectives

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Patient Navigators Key to New Pilot Aimed at Decreasing Costs, ER Visits

Designed to connect patients to primary care and cut down on no-show rates, unecessary admissions and ER visits, a new patient navigation pilot has been launched by the Highmark Foundation and Accenture at two hospitals in western Pennsylvania: St. Vincent … finish reading Patient Navigators Key to New Pilot Aimed at Decreasing Costs, ER Visits

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Public Hospitals Adopt 6 Strategies to Respond to Growing Capacity and Financial Pressures

Expanding primary care access, attracting privately insured patients and ensuring financial payments are some of the strategies public hospitals have used to accommodate the growing number of uninsured and Medicaid patients, according to a study from the Center for Studying … finish reading Public Hospitals Adopt 6 Strategies to Respond to Growing Capacity and Financial Pressures

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