Small clinics often lack experience with quality improvement initiatives and electronic clinical data to help patients with diabetes, according to a case study of the Utah Beacon Experience. But with proper training, such facilities can use those resources to improve patient care.
Experimentation is the name of the game in a vastly complex healthcare industry. Insurers toy with new, innovative payment methods constantly, and all have a similar goal in mind: improve the quality of care while also lowering costs.
As patients gain more control over their healthcare and demand more of a role in the decision-making process, hospitals, doctors and front-line workers must engage them in conversations about cost and quality care matters, panelists agreed during an Institute for Healthcare Improvement discussion Thursday afternoon.
Health advocates in Texas are helping the state's minority population overcome language barriers, technical issues and low awareness of who is eligible to obtain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Care quality and patient satisfaction do not necessarily correlate, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
In order to boost patient satisfaction and reduce suffering throughout the healthcare continuum, nurses must improve the perception of patient care that they provide every day, according to Advance Healthcare Network for Nurses.
Atlanta's Emory University Hospital will discharge two American aid workers treated for the Ebola virus today, USA Today reports, but virus scares continue to pop up throughout the country.
Nearly one-third of acute heart failure patients seen in hospital emergency departments in Florida and California during 2010 returned to the emergency setting the following year, according to a study recently published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
As hospitals and health systems consolidate into large companies that focus more on the bottom line, healthcare leaders must remember the importance of empathy and humanity, according to a blog post from Eric J. Hall, president & CEO of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network in New York, New York.
The use of predictive analytics has helped to improve the efficiency of care delivered by providers at Massachusetts General Hospital. In particular, a search-engine tool developed in 2007 known as the Queriable Patient Interface Dossier (QPID) has been key to those efforts.