Healthcare quality Press Release
|12/17/2019 - 06:49||
DrFirsts Patent-Pending AI-Based Technology Solves Major Hurdles to Medication Reconciliation: Missing Information and Unstructured Data
Patent covers SmartSig’s™ advanced approach for translating unstructured prescription data and safely inferring missing elements King’s Daughters Medical Center cuts overall 30-day readmission rate by 11 percent.
|12/17/2019 - 06:27||
Henry Ford Macomb is Top Hospital for Patient Safety, Quality
DETROIT – For the second year in a row, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital was named a Top Hospital for patient safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group.
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|12/17/2019 - 06:25||
Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Earns Top Rural Hospital Honors
REED CITY, Mich., December 17, 2019– Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital was named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.
|12/16/2019 - 14:28||
AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Announce Collaboration and Grant Opportunity
WASHINGTON – The American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today announced a joint collaboration and one-year grant program to support hospitals in eliminating health care disparities and working toward ensuring individuals in every community receive safe, equitable and high-quality care.
|12/16/2019 - 14:07||
CARING for people in A&E corridors cannot be allowed to continue as new figures show a direct link between overcrowding and patient harm.
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) made the call in response to a Guardian report on a study analysing the care received by more than four million people who attended emergency departments (EDs) in England.
|12/16/2019 - 05:51||
Medtronic and ChristianaCare Collaborate to Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Cost of Care in Delaware
Value-Based Healthcare Collaboration Designed to Help ChristianaCare Apply Right Therapies to Patients Who May Benefit Most.
|12/13/2019 - 11:59||
New Grant to Facilitate Health Care Disparity Research, Improve Workforce Diversity
For the past 10 years, Fox Chase Cancer Center has served as one of six regional hubs and will be able to continue and expand its role with a new $500,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute.
|12/12/2019 - 13:01||
ImageTrend Patient Registry Ready for NTDB 2020
The timeliness of this update ensures that hospitals are able to accurately and efficiently collect information on their 2020 patients immediately, while they simultaneously collect accurate information on their 2019 patients.
|12/12/2019 - 11:05||
Out-of-network costs soar for non-emergency hospitalizations
The out-of-pocket financial burden for insured working Americans is substantial and growing – especially when it comes to out-of-network, non-emergency hospital care, a new study has found.
|12/11/2019 - 17:59||
Northwestern Medicine and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Expand Access to Care
CHICAGO – Northwestern Medicine (NM) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) are offering consumers expanded access to affordable, high-quality primary and specialty care close to where they live and work. The health system and insurer announced today that BCBSIL members will have access to NM’s network of 10 hospitals, over 4,000 physicians and 200-plus sites across the Chicagoland area.
|12/11/2019 - 17:09||
Wellforce names accomplished healthcare leader as new CEO
Wellforce today announced that Michael J. Dandorph will become the president and chief executive officer of the growing health system, effective January 2020. In this role, Dandorph will unite nearly 15,000 Wellforce employees and clinicians in the common goal of integrating academic medicine and high-quality care across all health care members, physician groups and the communities they serve. Dandorph was selected for this executive position after an extensive national search.
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|12/11/2019 - 14:38||
TRHC Presents at Institute for Healthcare Improvements National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
TRHC is a healthcare technology company advancing the field of medication safety. The Company is a leader in providing patient-specific, data-driven technology and solutions that enable healthcare organizations to optimize medication safety.
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|12/09/2019 - 16:53||
Vermont the Nation's Healthiest State Once Again
Montpelier, Vt – Vermont is once again the healthiest state in the nation, according to the United Health Foundation’s newly released America’s Heath Rankings annual report. The state moved up three steps to reclaim the top spot in the Foundation’s 30th year documenting the nation’s health trends, challenges and opportunities.
|12/09/2019 - 16:43||
Wolters Kluwer Introduces AI Technology to Predict C. Difficile Infections and Improve Patient Outcomes
Using surveillance technology to predict risk of C. diff, hospitals can reduce time to detection and treatment to improve outcomes and reduce spread of disease.
|12/09/2019 - 11:41||
etectRx Announces U.S. FDA Clearance of Novel Ingestible Event Marker
The ID-Cap System is the first and only ingestible event marker to transmit digital messages from within the body to an external receiver without the need for direct skin contact for the purpose of recording ingestion events.
|12/09/2019 - 07:36||
NICE Wins Two ASTORS Awards for Best Investigation and Best 911 Incident Recording and Analytics Solutions
Hoboken, N.J., December 9, 2019 – NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) announced today that it has won two ‘ASTORS’ Awards for NICE Inform and NICE Investigate. Sponsored by American Security Today, the ‘ASTORS’ Awards recognize outstanding product development achievements and exciting new technologies that support law enforcement agencies, first responders and other government entities in their mission to keep cities and communities safe and secure.
|12/05/2019 - 16:52||
Tabula Rasa HealthCare Expands into a New Market with Hudson Headwaters Health Network Contract
Beginning in January 2020, Hudson Headwaters pharmacists will license the MedWise™ technology to identify patients at high risk for medication-related problems and complete Medication Safety Reviews.
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|12/05/2019 - 11:22||
Salk Fellows pitch solutions to transform medical error
On November 21, over 60 people gathered at the QIT Center to attend the 2019 Salk Health Activist Fellowship Finale to hear five fellows pitch their political platform to address medical error. The invite-only event featured a diverse cast of judges, ranging from clinicians and experts on medical error to political consultants and representatives from regional elected offices.
|12/05/2019 - 10:31||
Geisinger and Medial EarlySign Advance to First Stage of CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge
Joint Proposal to Reduce Adverse Events and Avoidable Hospital Readmissions Selected Among Top 25 Submissions.
|12/04/2019 - 19:50||
RTI International Makes Strategic Investment in BioIQ
The relationship will further BioIQ’s health plan member engagement outcomes and both organizations’ objectives to improve the human condition.
|12/04/2019 - 10:50||
Leading Healthcare Organizations Choose Health Catalyst to Accelerate Cost-Management Transformation and Savings
Organizations will use next-generation costing system to help executives, analysts and physicians understand and evaluate the true cost of patient care.
|12/04/2019 - 07:51||
Press Statement: HSF submission to Parliament on the National Health Insurance Bill
However, in its submission to the Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance Bill (“NHI” and “the Bill”), the HSF makes it clear that the Bill cannot be considered to be the product of a rational process, as a result of grossly inadequate research, planning and analysis, concerning the operational, administrative and financial aspects of the NHI.
|12/04/2019 - 06:31||
The relationship will further BioIQs health plan member engagement outcomes and both organizations objectives to improve the human condition.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — BioIQ, a healthcare engagement and gap closure company, today announced that RTI International, a leading global research institute, is participating in a round of financing joined by existing investors Savitr Capital, HealthQuest Capital and Arboretum Ventures. The $14 million financing comes on the heels of BioIQ reaching a major milestone on its journey to positively impact 100 million patient lives — its one millionth colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.
|12/03/2019 - 16:48||
New AHRQ Studies Identify Ways That Rural Communities Lack Healthcare Access
Two new studies funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) show how challenging it can be for residents of the nation’s rural areas to access mental health and hospital services. The research, published today in the journal Health Affairs, looks at services provided in areas where about 60 million people, or one in five Americans, live.
|12/02/2019 - 06:51||
Huntington Hospital Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Huntington Hospital as one of 88 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2018. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Huntington Hospital is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that assesses patient safety and can be used to direct improvement in the quality of surgical care.