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July 1, 2014

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  • What should you worry about getting right for survey?

    Even the best hospitals are likely to get something wrong during a survey, and Paul Ziaya, MD, a surveyor in his tenth year with The Joint Commission, has an encyclopedic knowledge of the ones that are most likely to be a problem.
  • Can QI be too much of a good thing?

    Sociologists are professionally nosy, and Ksenia Gorgenko, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and Joanna Brooks, PhD, MBioethics, a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard, were happy to wander around hospitals asking doctors and other providers, as well as administrators and executives, about quality improvement (QI) efforts.
  • Treat the patient or the data point?

    Theres a thing in science called the observation effect, where the very act of observing something changes the outcome. Is it possible that something similar is happening with cardiac patients?
  • DVT in precipitous decline

    Surgical patients have one less thing to worry about when they go into the hospital now: There is a much lower likelihood of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in either legs or lungs for those who get preventive treatment based on appropriate risk assessment prior to surgery, and a quick return to walking after.
  • 15 minutes to a safer hospital

    When the CEO of Virginia Commonwealth Universitys health system said he wanted to be the safest health system in America, six years ago, he wasnt just talking.
  • CMS has new data on hospital utilization

    Hospitals and health systems might be interested in several of the initiatives announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at its Health Datapalooza event this spring, which brought more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, health policy advocates, and health industry leaders together.
  • AHRQ quality report shows improvement

    According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, were getting better at delivering healthcare.
  • Hospital Report blog wins first-place award

    AHC Medias Hospital Report blog won first place for Best Blog or Commentary at SIPA 2014: Strategies for Growth, the annual conference for specialized information publishers, held June 4-6 in Washington, DC