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Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

Nearly two-thirds of the nation’s leading healthcare executives believe the healthcare system will be somewhat or significantly better by 2020 than it is today as a result of national healthcare reform, according to a study published in the Health Affairs … finish reading Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

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Leapfrog Surcharge Calculator Uncovers Millions Paid for U.S. Hospital Errors: Report

Employers and purchasers concerned about the high price of healthcare can now determine in advance how much they are paying for hospital errors, according to The Leapfrog Group. To counter what has become a costly trend — reports estimate that … finish reading Leapfrog Surcharge Calculator Uncovers Millions Paid for U.S. Hospital Errors: Report

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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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Patient Surveys Can Help Improve Quality of Life, Outcomes

Completing a quality-of-life questionnaire at a healthcare provider’s office could help patients live longer and better, according to a statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). Patient surveys can help reveal depression, which can significantly worsen cardiovascular (CV) health, but … finish reading Patient Surveys Can Help Improve Quality of Life, Outcomes

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2 Standards for Enhanced Patient-Centered Care Models

“If we can’t understand our patients, and they can’t understand what we are telling them, then we can’t get them care or help,” says Kathy Brieger, RD, CDE, chief operations officer for Hudson River HealthCare (HRHC), explaining why having a … finish reading 2 Standards for Enhanced Patient-Centered Care Models

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1 in 8 Medicare Patients Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days of Surgery: Report

One in eight Medicare patients were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being released after surgery in 2010, while one in six Medicare patients admitted to hospitals for non-surgical reasons were readmitted within 30 days, according to a … finish reading 1 in 8 Medicare Patients Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days of Surgery: Report

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Lower Readmissions for Hospitals with Good Nursing Work Environment

Nurses do get the respect they deserve. According to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Medicare patients treated in hospitals with a good work environment for nurses had up to 10 percent lower odds of … finish reading Lower Readmissions for Hospitals with Good Nursing Work Environment

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More Than Half of Physicians’ Use of EHRs Improves Patient Care: Study

Commercially available electronic health records (EHRs) improve patient care in community-based settings with multiple payors in four areas, including diabetes testing and breast cancer screening, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College researchers. The study, conducted with … finish reading More Than Half of Physicians’ Use of EHRs Improves Patient Care: Study

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High-Quality Care Can Be 14 Percent More Affordable on Average, But with Local Variations

High-quality medical care can be about 14 percent more affordable on average, with significant local variations, according to a new report from UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Reform & Modernization. Using data from nearly 250,000 U.S. physicians serving commercially insured … finish reading High-Quality Care Can Be 14 Percent More Affordable on Average, But with Local Variations

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10 Attributes of Embedded Nurse Navigators

Thinking critically, being creative and possessing good interpersonal skills were some of the attributes Bon Secours Health System looked for when recruiting nurse navigators in 2010. Nurse navigators are key to case management, explains Irene Zolotorofe, Bon Secours’ administrative director … finish reading 10 Attributes of Embedded Nurse Navigators

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