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U.S. Hospitals Sharing Data, Expertise Reduce Mortality, Costs

A collaborative of 333 hospitals intent on improving costs and care have saved $9.1 billion and 92,000 deaths since 2008 by replicating the performances of top performing hospitals, according to Premier Healthcare Alliance’s QUEST™ collaborative. If hospitals nationwide followed Quest’s … finish reading U.S. Hospitals Sharing Data, Expertise Reduce Mortality, Costs

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Joint Commission Offers Primary Care Medical Home Certification to Hospitals

Accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals can now obtain primary care medical home (PCMH) certification from the Joint Commission. The PCMH certification option is designed for hospitals and critical access hospitals that have ambulatory care services that include primary care … finish reading Joint Commission Offers Primary Care Medical Home Certification to Hospitals

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Inconsistencies of Quality Care Measures Prevalent with EHRs: Study

Researchers from the Weill Cornell Medical College have identified ways to improve the quality of measurements from EHRs, which are designed to document clinical care of individual patients. The cross-sectional study in New York State found that the accuracy of … finish reading Inconsistencies of Quality Care Measures Prevalent with EHRs: Study

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Knee Replacement Bundled Payment Program Available from Florida Blue, Mayo Clinic

A bundled payment program specific to the treatment of knee replacement surgery is now available through a collaboration between Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic. The program is designed to offset the costs of this surgery, which is considered to be … finish reading Knee Replacement Bundled Payment Program Available from Florida Blue, Mayo Clinic

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New NCQA Measure Helps Health Plans Reduce Preventable Hospital Readmissions

A new report from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) provides a detailed look at a new measure designed to help purchasers and health plans reduce hospital readmissions, improve care and reduce costs. Reducing Readmissions: Measuring Health Plan Performance, … finish reading New NCQA Measure Helps Health Plans Reduce Preventable Hospital Readmissions

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AHRQ Patient Safety Project Reduces Bloodstream Infections by 40 Percent

A nationwide patient safety project reduced the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in ICUs by 40 percent, preventing more than 2,000 CLABSIs, saving more than 500 lives and avoiding more than $34 million in healthcare costs, according to … finish reading AHRQ Patient Safety Project Reduces Bloodstream Infections by 40 Percent

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Nearly 1 in 2 U.S. Physicians Suffer from Burnout: Study

Almost half of all physicians are suffering from at least one symptom of burnout, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Physicians in specialties at the front line of care access, including emergency medicine, … finish reading Nearly 1 in 2 U.S. Physicians Suffer from Burnout: Study

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Seeking Medical Home Recognition? New Video from NCQA, Merck Provides Tips

Merck and NCQA have produced a new educational video for primary care practices seeking patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition. Designed to help primary care clinicians intent on improving patient care, the video, entitled “Transitioning Your Practice to the Patient-Centered Medical … finish reading Seeking Medical Home Recognition? New Video from NCQA, Merck Provides Tips

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