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In an effort to improve patient satisfaction, most hospitals rely on the national Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey to gauge patients' perspectives on care. But a new white paper says that while the survey findings provide insight into the patient experience, it isn't designed to provide the high-level details that hospitals need to link patient satisfaction with business performance.
In a blog post for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Leslie Graham, chief executive officer and Barbara Eldridge, manager of quality improvement, both of the Primary Care Coalition in Montgomery County, Maryland, describe some of the lessons they learned while they worked on projects to improve population health as part of the Triple Aim.
Every day, FierceHealthcare could fill its daily newsletter with announcements about CEO resignations and retirements. Just this week, I've read reports that Basil Ariglio has stepped down as president and CEO of Rome Memorial Hospital in New York due to personal reasons; Stephen Pitts will leave the struggling Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, Louisiana; and Jim Horton, administrator and CEO of Pecos County Memorial Hospital in Fort Stockton, Texas, has resigned effective Sept.15.
Last year, CEO turnover was 18 percent, one of the highest rates in 15 years, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives. And that high turnover rate likely will continue as hospitals consolidate and merge, leaving the position of CEO in particular risk.
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In an interview with Becker's Hospital Review, 12 healthcare leaders from across the country discuss the toughest decisions they had to make.
Amid heated nationwide debate about the most appropriate way to measure healthcare quality, two leading quality experts write in commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that there are several steps leaders can take to help develop more timely, accurate and meaningful quality measures.
Although many patients and their families view religion or spirituality as important near the end of life, few surrogate decision-makers and healthcare professionals discuss these considerations during family meetings in intensive care units, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
A fall-prevention plan may be only as good as a hospitalized patient's belief that it's necessary, suggests a study published in the American Journal of Critical Care.
The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, along with the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency and two local fire departments, will launch two pilot programs intended to reduce hospital readmissions, ease overcrowding in emergency rooms and lower healthcare costs, according to an announcement.
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Two electronic health record systems--both versions of SkyCare 4.2 developed by Platinum Health Information Systems, Inc.--have had their certifications terminated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT for failure to continue to meet the EHR certification program requirements.
Developed and developing markets around the world, including the United States, are facing major challenges in the healthcare space. National economies are burdened with rising healthcare costs, made more severe by aging demographics for citizens and inadequate legacy infrastructure. In many markets, access to healthcare services and quality of care are inconsistent. However, healthcare markets everywhere are changing.