The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) provides more accurate data for driving improvements in surgical quality than two other sources of administrative data, according to two new studies.
Assessing electronic clinical quality measures based on an electronic health record system's functionalities can help pinpoint how to improve EHR design and determine how to best help physician practices better patient care, according to a study published this month in eGEMS (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).
It's a priority for Sunrise Community Health in Northern Colorado, which serves a large Spanish-speaking population, to provide care for patients in the language they're most comfortable, as it is for other medical groups in the community, according to the Greeley Tribune.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is calling upon major insurers to revisit how they reimburse for primary care physicians consulting with hospitalists caring for their patients, AAFP News reported.
Mobile healthcare tech adoption is lagging for more than a few reasons, writes health technology consultant David Lee Scher, M.D., despite the fact big name tech companies are investing in the market.
Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states and counting, but physician attitudes toward the idea of pot as medicine remain mixed.
Individuals enrolled in traditional health insurance plans in 2014 were more satisfied with their coverage and care than those enrolled in either consumer-driven health plans or high-deductible health plans.
There is a constituency paying a steep price decisions not to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act: local and regional hospitals, and often facilities that serve the public.
The Affordable Care Act and the move from volume-based to value-based care was supposed to transform how the industry paid providers. But little has changed, according to a new study in the Annals of Family Medicine,
More than 1 million emergency department visits in Minnesota during 2012 may have been preventable, according to a report from the state Department of Health.