Shortage of stroke specialists looms

Every 40 seconds, an American suffers a stroke. That’s about 800,000 strokes occurring in the U.S. each year. Strokes are leading cause of disability in the nation and the No. 4 cause of death. However, a major shortage of stroke sub-specialists looms …

CMS releases data on quality to help patients choose providers

Updates provide quality metrics for hospitals and physicians By Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and hospitals. These data are available on […]

Lessons on protecting PHI from the Sony hack

Experian’s 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast recently called healthcare “a vulnerable and attractive target for cybercriminals,” predicting more breaches are headed the industry’s way.

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AMA Responds to CMS Regarding Meaningful Use Penalties for Eligible Professionals

“The AMA is appalled by news from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today that more than 50 percent of eligible professionals will face penalties under the Meaningful Use program in 2015, a number that is even worse than we anticipat…

10 ways to boost patient satisfaction

There are at least 30 ways to grow patient satisfaction at your healthcare facility, but 10 key service standards should do the trick.
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Seeking Lower Prices Where Providers Are Consolidated: <br>An Examination of Market and Policy Strategies

Consolidation between and among hospitals and physicians can lead to improvements in efficiency and quality of care, but it also tends to raise prices for health care services. As part of their Commonwealth Fund–supported study, researchers outlined eight strategies to promote greater competition on price and quality.

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