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Collaborative efforts key to medical error data collection

Adjustments on how the healthcare industry collects data on medical errors, especially those that lead to patient death, must be a "collaborative effort," Institute for Healthcare Improvement Vice President Frank Federico tells  FierceHealthcare in an exclusive interview.

Baking in the basics: Hospital IT leaders outline ingredients for robust cybersecurity programs

In this  FierceHealthIT  special report, hospital IT leaders speak about their organization's security culture, their greatest security challenges, how they are keeping employees educated and more.

AHA16: Andy Slavitt says CMS wants to help hospitals drive change

As they discussed their health policy priorities Tuesday at the American Hospital Association's annual conference, two top officials in the Obama administration emphasized the federal government wants to collaborate with healthcare leaders as it strives to transform the delivery system.  

AHA16: Leaders must navigate politics, embrace change

WASHINGTON, DC--With a healthcare industry striving to reinvent itself and the country in the midst of an election "unlike any in recent history," hospital leaders must embrace change to solidify their institutions' vital roles in their communities, leaders said Monday at the American Hospital Association's annual meeting in the District of Columbia.

Andrey Ostrovsky: Silicon Valley culture of unrealistic expectations has created a unicorn mentality in mHealth

Three years ago Boston-based Care at Hand, a mobile early warning system for elderly home care, was chosen out of 400 start-ups for a three-year entrepreneurship program supported by StartUp Health...

A hospital exec's perspective from the other side of the bed

Guest post by Raymond Hino, president and CEO of the Sonoma West Medical Center in California High-quality patient experience is always a concern for me, as I believe we must make our patients'...

Cedars-Sinai researchers tap wristwatch for Parkinson's disease trial

Michele Tagliati, M.D., director of the Movement Disorders Program in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai, tells  FierceMobileHealthcare  in an interview that he believes data logger technology may be a game-changer for treatment and management of Parkinson's disease.

Best practices for care coordination [Special Report]

In this special report,  FierceHealthcare  examines best practices for care coordination to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place and at the right time. 

Orthopaedic clinic to pay $750K HIPAA fine after failing to make BA agreement

An orthopaedic clinic must pay $750,000 after a potential HIPAA violation in which it gave protected health information to a third party without a business associate agreement in place.

Christiana Care's Terri Steinberg: Analytics vital to successful population health

For Christiana Care CHIO Terri Steinberg, the key to successful population health management is balance in three areas: people to run the program, analytics to offer real-time updates and a robust electronic health record system. Without one area stabilized, the others are likely to falter.