Tag Archives: Care

OIG raises concerns about safety in long-term care hospitals

Dive Brief: Roughly one in five Medicare patients in long-term care hospitals experienced adverse events, and another 25% experienced temporary harmful events, according to a new report by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG). More than half (53%) of the adverse events patients suffered caused F level harm, meaning they prolonged the LTCH stay, became… Read More »

Now Mental Health Patients Can Specify Their Care Before Hallucinations and Voices Overwhelm Them

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Steve Singer, who has bipolar and borderline personality disorders, knows when he’s on the verge of a mental health crisis. The female voice he hears incessantly in his head suddenly shuts up, and the hula hoop he gyrates while walking to the grocery store stops easing his anxieties. That’s when he gets… Read More »

Integrating in Health Care: 6 Tools for Working Across Boundaries

By REBECCA FOGG  Today’s health care providers face the formidable challenge of delivering better, more affordable and more convenient care in the face of spiraling care costs and an epidemic of chronic disease. But the most innovative among them are making encouraging progress by “integrating”—which in this context means working across traditional boundaries between patients… Read More »