Tag Archives: Hospitals

4 ways lean health care helps hospitals confront sepsis and other safety concerns

Patient safety is a top health care priority, but determining how to consistently ensure highest quality can be a complex process that doesn’t always provide a clear path toward action. Confronting safety concerns—and preventing patient harm, delays, and errors in care—can be even more challenging in larger organizations in which support from executives, clinical and… Read More »

‘You’ve Been Served’: Wisconsin Hospitals Sued Patients Even During Pandemic

When her doorbell rang Sunday night, Blanche Jordan was just starting a new Game of Thrones puzzle on her living room floor. Jordan, 39, is a breast-cancer survivor who is taking social distancing seriously, so she put on a mask before opening the door. A woman handed Jordan a paper and said: “You’ve been served.” The… Read More »

NC revises new health care plan for state workers after pressure from hospitals – Charlotte Observer

[unable to retrieve full-text content]NC revises new health care plan for state workers after pressure from hospitals  Charlotte Observer Charlotte hospitals refused to sign North Carolina’s plan for health insurance rates for state employees, including teachers and troopers. The state announced a … "Health|HealthCare" – Google News

Hospitals, doctors and Gawande laud new CMS primary care model, but will practices stay?

The new CMS primary care payment program unveiled this week won tentative buy-in from doctors, hospitals and healthcare players across the political spectrum. The so-called Primary Cares Initiative set lofty goals, including getting a quarter of providers and beneficiaries to sign up. The program, however, is fully voluntary, and some paths carry significant downside risk. That… Read More »