Henry Ford raises quality, cuts costs

By focusing specifically on healthcare outcomes, Michigan's Henry Ford Health System helped save about $10 million between 2008 and 2011, according to FierceHealthcare. The five-hospital system cut costs via its "No Harm Campaign," which reduced harmful patient events by more than 30 percent, preventable infections by 45 percent and cut the average length of stay by nearly two days. "You can save lives and save dollars at the same time," Henry Ford Chief Quality Officer William Conway told Crain's Detroit Business. --Read the full article at FierceHealthcare