Healthcare quality Press Release
|10/08/2019 - 02:26||
Dr. Trenton Janda Joins Apprios Health Leadership Group as Chief Medical Innovation Officer
Apprio, a leading provider of specialized technology solutions, particularly for the health, defense and homeland security markets, today announced the appointment of Dr. Trenton Janda as its chief medical innovation officer (CMIO). In this role, Dr. Janda is responsible for Apprio’s health innovations for commercial health systems and federal agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Guard Bureau and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).
|10/07/2019 - 17:54||
Piedmont Clinic Recognizes Physicians for Excellence
Atlanta (Oct. 7, 2019) — The Piedmont Clinic annually recognizes physicians who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence with the Chairman’s Service Award. Winners of awards this year include Amit Singh, M.D., Dean Joelson, M.D., Omar Jalil, M.D., Zuhair Ahmed, M.D., and Rajeswan (Raji) Natarajan, M.D., Pamela Clanton, M.D., Andy Jaffal, M.D., and Grace Laiwah ChinYut, M.D.
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|10/07/2019 - 15:02||
Patient-aligned care reduces unwanted medications, tests for older adults
An emerging approach to health care that focuses decision-making on older patients’ health goals and care preferences can reduce unwanted and unhelpful treatment, such as medications and diagnostic tests, say Yale researchers. It can also lessen treatment burden, according to their new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
|10/07/2019 - 14:50||
HP Expands Healthcare Edition Portfolio to Address Global Industry Challenges
End-to-end print and PC portfolio improves patient safety, care coordination, clinical efficiency and security.
|10/07/2019 - 13:34||
IntelliCentrics Achieves CVO Certification from NCQA
IntelliCentrics is taking a portion of this new complex to grow its office footprint for a worldwide headquarters.
|10/04/2019 - 16:47||
Firearm Injury Prevention Clinical Scholar in Residence Program
In collaboration with the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), and Western Trauma Association (WTA), the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) is offering a fully funded two-year onsite fellowship in firearm injury prevention research.
|10/03/2019 - 21:43||
Researchers Create Improved Statistical Method for Cost Effectiveness Analysis
PHILADELPHIA (October 4, 2019) – Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have developed a statistical method that produces better cancer treatment cost comparisons when measured or unmeasured confounders are present.
|10/03/2019 - 20:17||
How to improve screening for social determinants of health
What’s the news: A recently published survey finds that about one in four hospitals and one in six physician practices screen their patients for social conditions that affect health, such as food access, housing stability, utility and transportation needs, and interpersonal violence.
|10/03/2019 - 17:26||
New Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
Cochrane is delighted to announce the publication of the new edition of The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions following extensive revision.
|10/03/2019 - 17:11||
How CMS can fix prior auth to put patients before paperwork
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) asked for suggestions on cutting administrative burdens on physicians and others in health care. The AMA’s 28-page response is chock-full of suggestions for positive change, but first sets its sight on prior authorization, the time-consuming cost-control process that often restricts or delays access to treatments, drugs and services that patients need.
|10/03/2019 - 16:14||
New care management workflow application seeks to alleviate clinician burnout, improve care coordination
Harrisburg, PA – Geneia, a healthcare analytic solutions and services company that is simplifying the evolution to value-based care, has launched the Theon® Platform for Care Management, a workflow application that helps health plans and provider organizations easily identify, outreach to and engage members for care coordination, and automate referral management.
|10/03/2019 - 10:47||
Virtual reality may help foster learning and collaboration across health professions
A new study says a simulated educational experience has the potential to enable convenient and effective interprofessional education in palliative care for health professions students.
|10/02/2019 - 12:40||
NICE Announces the New Generation of Interaction Analytics with AI-Based Anomaly Discovery and Correction
Cutting-edge unsupervised machine learning powers fast time to insight and real-time action to provide a superior customer experience.
|10/01/2019 - 16:47||
How merging financial and clinical data saved Yale New Haven Health $150 million
The massive undertaking, based around a new cost accounting system, is all part of a strategy to prepare for value-based reimbursement.
|10/01/2019 - 16:29||
Author, psychiatrist will talk about What IF We Went Beyond a Disease Model of Addiction?
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — What are the limitations of the disease model of addiction and what are its benefits? How does this affect our understanding of the roots of the opioid crisis and potential remedies?
|09/30/2019 - 18:00||
Trump Administration Puts Patients Over Paperwork by Reducing Healthcare Administrative Costs
Trump Administration Puts Patients Over Paperwork by Reducing Healthcare Administrative Costs Finalized policy projected to save approximately $8 billion over 10 years, increases access to life-saving organ transplants.
|09/30/2019 - 17:18||
Omnibus Burden Reduction (Conditions of Participation) Final Rule CMS-3346-F
On September 26, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took action at President Trump’s direction to “cut the red tape,” by reducing unnecessary burden for American’s healthcare providers allowing them to focus on their priority – patients.
|09/30/2019 - 13:07||
Wrist-Worn Step Trackers are as Accurate in Predicting Patient Health as Standardized Clinical Walking Tests, Researchers Find
Determining how far patients with pulmonary disease can walk in six minutes has long been an effective clinical tool to help physicians determine their exercise capacity, as well as to aid in predicting health outcomes and mortality.
|09/26/2019 - 19:40||
Wisconsin Celebrates Advances in Using Health Information Technology
In honor of National Health IT Week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is celebrating advances in health technologies that connect members and providers. Health information technology (Health IT) improves the quality of health care delivery, increases patient safety, and decreases medical errors. Wisconsin was recently ranked #2 nationwide in a critical measure of Health IT used by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
|09/26/2019 - 17:03||
Errors happen. What to do when there's no one to whom to say "I'm sorry.
Informed consent is a cornerstone of medical ethics, not just in terms of making decisions about treatment but also when care doesn’t go as planned because of errors. But disclosing harmful mistakes can be daunting for physicians, especially when patients are incapacitated and unrepresented. A medical student outlines specific steps physicians and organizations can take in managing errors pertaining to unrepresented patients in keeping with the profession’s ethical obligations.
|09/26/2019 - 16:58||
ASCA Applauds Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Commitment to Reducing ASC Regulatory Burden
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Applauds Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Commitment to Reducing ASC Regulatory Burden.
|09/26/2019 - 16:32||
NICE Robotic Process Automation and NEVA Named Leader in Intelligent Automation by Leading Analyst Firm
Hoboken, N.J., September 26, 2019 – NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in Avasant's "Intelligent Automation Tools RadarView 2019" report. Avasant noted NICE's consistent innovation and cutting-edge capabilities for its Robotic Process Automation and NICE Employee Virtual Attendant (NEVA) (attended automation) offerings. For more information about NICE's rating, please click here.
|09/25/2019 - 22:36||
Remedy to Support Connecticuts First Episodes of Care and Centers of Excellence Programs
Company will establish a regional network of episode of care-contracted hospitals and provider groups that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to excellence and positive patient outcomes
|09/25/2019 - 20:03||
Patient and health care provider groups applaud filing of the Safe Step Act in U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. (Sept. 26, 2019) – Patient advocates and health care provider groups from across the country today applauded the filing of bi-partisan legislation by Senators Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, Doug Jones, D-AL, and Bill Cassidy, MD, R-LA, which when passed, will offer common sense protections to ensure patients have timely access to the medications prescribed to them by their health care providers by putting parameters around an insurance industry practice known as “step therapy” or “fail first.”
|09/25/2019 - 18:13||
Are Hospitals Prepared for the Changing Demographics of Patients? New Sodexo Report Highlights Industry challenges and offers a 5-part action plan for advancing Hispanic leadership in Healthcare
The Healthcare Administrators: The 2043 Imperative. Advocating for Hispanic Leadership in Healthcare and Cultural Competence white paper indicates that closing representative population gap is critical for achieving greater patient satisfaction and improved clinical outcomes.