Healthcare quality Press Release
|09/25/2019 - 16:08||
AMA, others ask CMS to comprehensively address prior authorization
CHICAGO — Physicians across the country and across specialties are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the harms and burdens of prior authorization by incorporating Consensus Principles into its policies and encouraging other payers to do so as well. The Consensus Principles were developed by national provider associations and insurer trade organizations.
|09/25/2019 - 15:38||
CMS Finalizes Sweeping Changes Aimed at Reducing Regulatory Burdens
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a final rule to relieve burden on healthcare providers by “removing unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome Medicare compliance requirements for healthcare providers and suppliers.” CMS estimates that these proposed changes would collectively save healthcare providers an estimated $843 million in the first year and slightly more in future years. There are two changes specific to ASCs and a third—regarding emergency preparedness requirements—that impacts many providers, including ASCs.
|09/25/2019 - 13:24||
AMP: Access for More Patients Transforms Patient Access to Specialty Medications
Technology-driven patient support solution cuts time to therapy by 27 percent and supports ongoing adherence to medication regimens.
|09/25/2019 - 02:26||
NZMA declares climate change a health emergency
The New Zealand Medical Association declares climate change a serious and leading threat to health and health equity, both in New Zealand and worldwide.
|09/23/2019 - 18:47||
How to respond when a patient leaves a negative online review
A frustrated patient may sound out online with a bad review that can tarnish your practice’s image and have a negative impact on business. But you can turn a negative situation into a positive with the right response. It’s important to try to do so — research shows 89% of consumers read businesses’ responses to online reviews.
|09/23/2019 - 02:17||
Do the Costs of Cancer Drugs Receive Enough Attention?
Embargo/Online Publication Date: 00:01 Hours ET, Monday, September 23, 2019 [05.01 Hours UK Time (BST)/14:01 Hours Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)]
|09/20/2019 - 13:18||
Wolters Kluwer Supports Integrated Care Teams with New Audio Digest Multi-Specialty Lecture Playlists Providing Valuable Cross-Specialty Perspectives
To address this need, Wolters Kluwer, Health launched the Audio Digest Multi-Specialty CME Collection, which gives clinicians streamlined access to lectures on relevant topics beyond their domains of expertise. The playlists have been curated for physicians in four specialties – family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine and anesthesiology –providing valuable cross-specialty perspectives and knowledge for integrated care teams.
|09/20/2019 - 12:03||
UTMB recognized for quality care for 3rd consecutive year
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has been recognized for the third consecutive year for delivering high quality patient care, receiving a 2019 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award.
|09/20/2019 - 09:37||
Poor and Minority Patients are More Likely to Have Cancer Detected via Emergency Room Visit
Medicare patients from lower socioeconomic groups and several ethnic minority groups were more likely than their wealthier, whiter peers to be diagnosed with cancer following an emergency room visit, according to results of a study presented at the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Sept.
|09/20/2019 - 09:24||
Survey Suggests LGBTQI+ Latinx Community Not Receiving Tailored Cancer-related Information and Health Care
Most LGBTQI+ Latinx have been afraid to share their gender identity and/or sexual orientation with a health care provider and most have never received LGBTQI+-tailored information on cancer prevention and screening, according to survey results presented at the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Sept.
|09/20/2019 - 08:41||
Colorectal Cancer Mortality and Racial Disparity Varies Across U.S. Cities
Racial disparities in death rates from colorectal cancer vary considerably across cities in the United States, according to results of a study presented at the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Sept.
|09/20/2019 - 08:34||
STRHS-Pulaski Utilizes "Quality Casino" Initiative to Keep Quality Front and Center
Ensuring that providing high quality care is always a top priority requires the support and enthusiasm of every member of a hospital team, regardless of their specific role. One facility that has taken this to heart is Southern Tennessee Regional Health System – Pulaski (STRHS-Pulaski). In 2017, the hospital team developed a unique approach to keeping quality front and center by engaging employees and providers in its “Quality Casino” initiative.
|09/19/2019 - 23:51||
Availability and Coverage Checklist
This checklist is designed to help members understand and apply the expectations set out in the CPSO’s Availability and Coverage.
|09/19/2019 - 03:16||
LexisNexis Risk Solutions Addresses Medication Non-compliance through New Predictive Score
Social Determinants of Health Data Enables Increased Medication Adherence and Improved Health Outcomes.
|09/18/2019 - 10:23||
Patient Safety Leaders and Advocates Discuss Solutions to Eliminate Preventable Patient Deaths
Stakeholders meet at Patient Safety Movement Foundation Midyear Planning meeting to plan for ZERO preventable deaths in hospitals.
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|09/17/2019 - 11:05||
Premier Inc. Survey: Health Systems Report that Changes are Needed to Accelerate Adoption of Risk-Based Payment Arrangements
Hospital and health system leaders reveal that movement to risk-based models is moving slowly, most claiming that less than 20 percent of their patient population is covered under such arrangements.
|09/17/2019 - 05:14||
Three Hospital Systems Earn Five-Star Ranking from Patient Safety Movement Foundation
September 17, 2019 – Irvine, CA – On the first World Patient Safety Day, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announces that it has awarded Dignity Health, MedStar Health and the UPMC with its five-star ranking making commitments in alignment with PSMF’s 18 evidence-based Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). APSS include solutions designed to help hospitals eliminate preventable patient deaths. Preventable deaths are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
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|09/16/2019 - 20:10||
TRHCs DoseMe Bayesian Forecasting Method Receives Rating of Most User-Friendly in Clinical Study
BF programs, such as DoseMeRx, use patient data and laboratory results to estimate a patient’s ability to process a drug. Using a published population model, the program adjusts the pharmacokinetic parameters and provides an individualized dosing recommendation to reach a therapeutic target.
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|09/16/2019 - 17:18||
National Osteoporosis Foundation Supports New Evidence-Based Care Pathway Designed to Optimize Care for Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF)
Pathway Helps Physicians Better Identify Which Patients to Treat with Vertebral Augmentation, Which to Manage with Conservative Care.
|09/16/2019 - 16:23||
MDU calls for renewed focus on just culture to avoid unfairly criminalising doctors
The Medical Defence Union is calling on healthcare leaders to ensure a just culture within their workplace.
|09/16/2019 - 10:59||
Roche receives FDA clearance for cobas pro integrated solutions designed to help labs deliver faster results to patients
Roche Diagnostics announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its cobas pro® integrated solutions, a new generation of Serum Work Area (clinical chemistry and immunochemistry) laboratory solution, designed to optimize lab operations. With the cobas pro integrated solutions, laboratories are now able to run tests faster on less equipment, automate manual tasks and deliver results more quickly to aid in treatment decisions.
|09/13/2019 - 13:52||
ICER Announces Assessment of Triple-Combination Therapy
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is developing an assessment of the clinical effectiveness and value of the triple combination (also known as elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor). The first opportunity to comment runs through Sept.
|09/13/2019 - 03:54||
Why putting prices in EHRs will help doctors keep costs in check
Navigating today’s health care system can be like wheeling a shopping cart through a store and not knowing how much the items you’ve selected cost until you get to the cash register. But one way to improve transparency while simultaneously strengthening the patient-physician relationship would be to include prescription-drug prices in electronic health records, according to a recent JAMA Viewpoints column.
|09/13/2019 - 02:04||
Leading Health Care Executive Catherine Shitara Joins MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center as Chief Operating Officer
Catherine Shitara, a leading Southern California health care executive, is the new Chief Operating Officer at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills. Shitara has more than 20 years of leadership experience with health systems and academic, acute care and behavioral health hospitals, achieving impressive patient quality and safety outcomes, fostering team collaboration and excelling in value-based initiatives.
|09/12/2019 - 08:33||
Gov. Evers Task Force Should Avoid Drug-Depriving Decisions
Should a government body have the power to decide if a drug or treatment is too expensive for a sick patient?