Post Tagged with: "hospitals"

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Respiratory Compromise Prevention Exists. So Why Aren’t Hospitals Using It?

June 24, 2015


We hope that clinicians and their patients will help reduce the risk of respiratory compromise and, in doing so, saving patients’ lives

Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

The Triple Aimers Have Missed The Mark

May 26, 2015

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The Triple Aim has been hijacked by powerful political and economic forces—often represented by the nation’s hospitals in general and by academic medical centers in particular—but also aided and abetted by federal action.

Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

The Way We Provide End Of Life Care Requires Resuscitation

April 4, 2015


Most of us will die in hospitals, receiving “heroic” interventions that we don’t want and won’t do us a bit of good anyway.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Apple HealthKit – Epic Integration at Ochsner Health System – David Harlow Interviews Dr. Richard Milani

October 15, 2014


The first health system to announce that it had integrated HealthKit into its Epic EHR is Ochsner Health System in Louisiana. It is a 12-hospital, 40-clinic operation with over 900 physicians. I spoke recently with Dr. Richard Milani, Ochsner’s Chief Clinical Transformation Officer.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Practice Pointers in the Wake of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Privacy Settlement

August 17, 2014


Advice from health attorney David Harlow on Patient Privacy in the wake of the Johns Hopkins $190 million class action lawsuit settlement.

Christina Thielst, Host of Christina's Considerations

Declining hospital inpatient volumes

February 28, 2014


Health Finance News has a great list of reasons for the decline in hospital inpatient volumes and most of these are indicative of what we will also see in the future. Hospital administration has entered a whole new world and its leaders will need to be truly innovative and creative in order to survive.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

HIPAA compliance audits coming; bits of detail emerge. Get ready now!

February 26, 2014

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Once those questionnaires hit the street, the full force of OCR will not be far behind. In light of the latest multimillion dollar HIPAA penalty — this one levied by the Puerto Rican government against an organization that might actually be around long enough to cough up the big bucks, as opposed to Cignet (and there’s no telling what OCR might do in addition to that) — let’s just say it behooves all covered entities and busienss associates out there that have not yet put their house in order from a HIPAA/HITECH compliance perspective to do so now.

Judging Hospital Quality and Narrow Networks––Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Judging Hospital Quality and Narrow Networks––Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

February 12, 2014

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A recent paper published in the journal Health Affairs, “Understanding Differences Between High- and Low-Price Hospitals: Implications For Efforts To Rein In Costs” makes some excellent points regarding the pricing power of the largest hospitals and the wide variation in local prices. But then it attempts to make some comparisons between cost and quality of care concluding that “the high-priced hospitals’ performance on outcome-based quality measures was mixed.”

Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

Ho Hum. Yet another hospital chain has been caught with their hands in the cookie jar

February 3, 2014


This time it is Health Management Associates, based in Naples, Florida. Or should I say it is H.M.A. yet again. A whistleblower said H.M.A. was scoring ER doctors on their admit rates.

Christina Thielst, Host of Christina's Considerations

Patient Safety Awareness Week – Focusing on the Consumer and Patient Role

January 24, 2014


March 2nd – 8th is Patient Safety Awareness Week and the theme , Navigate Your Health…Safely, urges health care providers to help patients and consumers become more engaged in the health care process, whether visiting the doctor for a routine exam or entering the hospital for surgery.