A new guide from Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence provides hospitals with concrete steps for improving integrated, accessible behavioral health services by building community networks and partnerships that fill gaps in care.
Medicare's Quality Improvement Organizations had a banner year, according to a 2015 progress report that shows the organizations exceeded recruitment targets for six initiatives, prevented thousands of improper early discharges and saved more than $9.4 million.
With consumerism now a game-changing reality in the healthcare industry, payers must align their business strategies to focus on their customers as both members and patients, according to a new report from IDC Health Insights.
Maryland's shift to global budgets has led to some impressive successes, but many challenges remain, according to the president of that state's hospital association.
Patient experience and access, financial structures and quality of care are must-have elements for all accountable care organization contracts, according to a new memo issued by the Health Care Transformation Task Force, an industry consortium made up of patients, payers, providers and purchasers.
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.
Seven years after the Institute for Healthcare Improvement first developed the Triple Aim, a new report details what the IHI has learned from healthcare stakeholders' efforts to improve individual care, boost the health of populations and reduce overall costs.
In its current form, the Triple Aim--better care, better health and lower costs--fails to acknowledge workers' critical role in transforming healthcare, Rishi Sikka, of Advocate Health Care, Julianne Morath, of the Hospital Quality Institute, and Lucian Leape, of the Harvard School of Public Health, write in an opinion piece in the BMJ Quality & Safety journal.
My mother is a wise woman, and yet growing up I often ignored her advice because, after all, what could she possibly know that I, as a worldly 18-year-old, didn't already know? Spoiler alert: A...
Healthcare leaders have a responsibility to lessen clinician burnout not only for the benefit of their employees, but also to improve the quality of patient care, according to a post from Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.