Healthcare quality Press Release
|10/28/2019 - 12:54||
Medicare Fraud and Abuse Linked to Patient Deaths and Hospitalizations
Patients treated by providers found to have committed fraud and abuse were more likely to die, require emergency hospitalization.
|10/28/2019 - 12:47||
Guatemalan scholar to visit URI Nov. 6 to discuss colonialisms impact on health care disparities and sustainable solutions
KINGSTON, R.I. – Oct. 28, 2019 – Despite having one of the strongest economies in Latin America, Guatemala faces high levels of poverty and malnutrition, especially among the country’s Indigenous population. In the Quetzaltenango region, which has a high percentage of Indigenous people, 70 percent of children suffer from malnutrition.
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|10/28/2019 - 12:33||
Smartphone data can help surgeons understand a patients recovery
A surgical patient's daily activity may describe differences in the trajectory of recovery after an operation.
|10/28/2019 - 11:56||
Spok Conference Provides Customers Insight into Healthcare Communication in the Cloud
VCU Health honored with Innovation Award for alleviating clinician burnout and improved call handling times.
|10/28/2019 - 10:02||
Inovalon Clients Outperform Market for CMS Star Ratings for the Sixth Year in a Row
Clients Utilizing the Inovalon ONE® Platform Realize Nearly 300% Greater Increase in Quality Scores Than Those Not Using the Platform.
|10/28/2019 - 07:57||
Nuance Partners with The Sullivan Group to Add Emergency Medicine Guidance to Dragon Medical Advisor
Newest Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (“CAPD”) solution portfolio mitigates emergency department risk and improves patient safety.
|10/26/2019 - 20:29||
Ghada Abukuwaik earns NCPA Innovation Centers Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award
SAN DIEGO (Oct. 27, 2019) - Ghada Abukuwaik, RPh, of Curemed Pharmacy in Clifton, N.J., was honored with the 2019 NCPA Innovation Center Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award in recognition of her commitment to improving medication adherence. The award is sponsored by RxSafe and was presented at the National Community Pharmacists Association's 2019 Annual Convention in San Diego.
|10/24/2019 - 08:41||
2019: Tri-State Hospital Group Partners to Improve Healthcare Quality, Patient Safety
Three hospital associations in New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania today announced the creation of Q3 Health Innovation Partners (Q3HIP), a new joint venture to improve health quality and patient safety.
|10/23/2019 - 20:25||
National Quality Forum Leads National Call to Address Social Determinants of Health through Quality and Payment Innovation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCT 24, 2019 CONTACT: Proof Strategies 202-478-9326 National Quality Forum Leads National Call to Address Social Determinants of Health through Quality and Payment Innovation.
|10/23/2019 - 19:50||
Widely used health care prediction algorithm biased against black people
The new study found that a type of software program that determines who gets access to high-risk health care management programs routinely lets healthier whites into the programs ahead of blacks who are less healthy.
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|10/23/2019 - 18:33||
APhA applauds the National Academy of Medicine on its landmark clinical well-being report
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) applauds the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on its new consensus report Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being (link is external) that was publicly released on October 23, 2019. The report outlines six goals that stakeholders should pursue to prevent and mitigate health care clinician burnout and foster professional well-being.
|10/23/2019 - 17:36||
STRATA DECISION TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES STRATAJAZZ ONEPLAN
Healthcare’s First Purpose-Built Advanced Planning Platform Brings FinTech to Budget Process for Hospitals.
|10/23/2019 - 06:03||
ZeOmega Experts Join HHS-CODE Roundtable on Social Determinants of Health
During the summer, we shared insights into a roundtable attended by ZeOmega leaders and co-hosted by the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE). That event convened an influential group of healthcare leaders focused on balancing data privacy with health data access and resulted in a number of key takeaways – one being the need to better define social determinants of health (SDoH) and the parameters for its use.
|10/22/2019 - 14:31||
Riskonnect Launches Healthcare Website
Riskonnect, the leading cloud-based safety, risk and compliance management solutions provider, continues to demonstrate its growing continuing commitment to and focus on the healthcare provider market with the launch of healthcare.riskonnect.com.
|10/22/2019 - 00:32||
Digital Transformation of Healthcare Will Be the Focus of ISPOR Europe 2019 Oct 22, 2019 ISPORthe professional society for health economics and outcomes researchwill begin its ISPOR Europe 2019 2-6 November 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference will
Systematic Collection of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Breast Cancer Care Has a Promising Impact on Patients, Providers, and Care Processes.
|10/21/2019 - 13:15||
HHS Awards $16 Million to Help Primary Care Practices Address Patients Unhealthy Alcohol Use
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), today announced a $16 million initiative to help primary care practices increase efforts to address patients’ unhealthy alcohol use.
|10/21/2019 - 06:36||
New Research Confirms the Importance of Collecting Country-Specific Cost Data in the Treatment of Alzheimers Disease
Good Practices for Outcomes Research Assessing the Evidence for Healthcare Decision Makers Questionnaire Global Healthcare Systems Road Map Pharmacoeconomic Guidelines Around the World.
|10/20/2019 - 16:23||
If your health care provider is nice, youll feel less pain
ORLANDO, Fla. – Having blood drawn by a courteous health care provider can really take the sting out of those procedures, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.
|10/18/2019 - 18:46||
Outpatient Sites Make Antimicrobial Stewardship Work
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2016 release of core elements of outpatient antimicrobial stewardship had an energizing effect at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
|10/18/2019 - 17:37||
Intermountain Primary Childrens Hospital Receives Top Pediatric Surgery Certification by American College of Surgeons
Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital has earned another prestigious honor that sets it apart as one of the nation’s premier pediatric centers. The American College of Surgeons has designated Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center, making it only the third pediatric hospital in the West to receive the highly regarded certification, and the 18th center nationwide.
|10/18/2019 - 16:23||
Grant to help train researchers on mental health disparities in U.S., abroad
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|10/17/2019 - 16:34||
Trump Administration Strengthens Oversight of Nursing Home Inspections to Keep Patients and Residents Safe
Trump Administration Strengthens Oversight of Nursing Home Inspections to Keep Patients and Residents Safe.
|10/17/2019 - 11:18||
A medical residents guide to gifts from industry
The medical industry and the people working in it are destined to have shared interests. In fact, 94% of physicians have some sort of relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, working together to innovate and improve the art and science of medicine.
|10/16/2019 - 19:27||
Surprise medical bills: Physicians want market-based fixes
What’s the news: The AMA and 110 other organizations representing hundreds of thousands of American physicians are urging Congress to refine surprise billing legislation to ensure the final version targeting unanticipated out-of-network care “represents a fair, market-based approach that treats all stakeholders equally while protecting patient access to care.”
|10/16/2019 - 05:05||
Kings Daughters Medical Center Equips EMS with DrFirst Backline for Faster Treatment
Emergency medical professionals can securely message and view patient medication histories at the scene to improve care continuity, quality, and safety.