How should hospitals go about deciding whether to acquire a practice? How do they know which practices will be a good fit? And what are the risks versus the potential rewards?
The Ritz-Carlton hotel doesn't just inspire lessons in customer service and hospitality, it also inspired one Midwestern hospital to decrease readmissions for hip and knee replacements to .74 percent, according to a story from Becker's Hospital Review.
The controversial "two-midnight rule" puts both hospitals and patients in a tight spot, USA Today reports.
Recently, we received a large number of inquiries about our last several blogs here at Hospital Impact. In particular, people are interested in how they can create a culture of innovation in their organization. They're also interested in why it's so hard to get people to become more innovative, creative and capable problem solvers. Times are changing, and to make new ideas actually happen, people need to see, feel and think in new ways those elusive innovations.
Healthcare changes push hospitals and providers to rethink their core values, beliefs and behaviors: the essential elements of their culture.
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Although 23 states and the District of Columbia now allow the sale of medical marijuana, not one hospital offers the drug to patients. Despite the known benefits of marijuana in easing patient pain--and the potential revenue that sales could generate for hospitals--healthcare organizations that set up a dispensary run the risk of violating federal law and jeopardizing Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
When a doctor noticed the physicians and staff tending to his wife after a double knee replacement weren't washing their hands before interacting with her, he worked to do something about it, Yahoo News reported.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded new contracts to 14 organizations as part of an overhaul of the Quality Improvement Organization Friday.
Americans don't know how to determine which doctor will provide high-quality care, often choosing a doctor based on insurance and if the doctor is friendly, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The Leapfrog Group released results from its 2013 annual survey today, examining key hospital safety and quality elements at a record 37 percent of hospitals across the country.
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A hospital in rural Iowa is partnering with a Des Moines surgeon to compete with its urban counterparts, according to the Des Moines Register.
Information technology will be crucial to pushing disease prevention efforts in healthcare, according to a recent viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.