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Kathy Giusti: Lack of interoperability impedes precision medicine efforts

Precision medicine relies on patients being able to have easy access to their health data, but in the industry today that's easier said than done, according to Kathy Giusti, founder and executive chair of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Physician leaders have their work cut out in reducing unnecessary care

Most physician leaders--92 percent--back the importance of reducing unnecessary care that is not evidence-based, according to a survey conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

6 steps to prevent injuries from falls

A new Joint Commission alert details six actions healthcare facilities should take to prevent falls resulting in injury. 

CMS to test enhanced medication therapy model for Medicare Part D

The federal government will test a model that it hopes will improve medication compliance and reduce medication problems among Medicare Part D beneficiaries. 

HHS awards $685M to help providers improve quality, care access

The Department of Health and Human Services will award $685 million to 39 healthcare organizations under the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative to help equip employees with tools that will improve quality of care, better support patient access to data and lower costs.

3 ways hospitals can improve hospitality

While some argue that hospitals waste money when they focus on providing patients with hotel-like amenities, there is a benefit to offering patients and families the five-star customer service that consumers now expect: higher patient satisfaction.

Don't neglect employee well-being in the quest for patient satisfaction

As hospitals make strides to increase patient satisfaction, they often forget about the well being of their own employees, according to new research from Gallup.

17 providers receive $110M in federal funds to improve patient safety

Seventeen healthcare providers and hospital associations will receive $110 million in Affordable Care Act funds to take part in the Partnership for Patients program, which aims to improve the quality and safety of healthcare. and reduce its costs.

Problems with new Epic EHR contributed to U.K. hospitals' drop in care quality

The United Kingdom's Care Quality Commission has recommended that the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust be put on "special measures" in large part because of problems the Trust has had in implementing its new Epic electronic health record system.

Another chronic care management challenge: Achieving ROI

More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries suffer from two or more chronic conditions, which often require more time and resources to manage than most physicians say they have, according to a new report from SmartCCM.