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Medical errors up 70% in Massachusetts while patient safety improves nationwide

Massachusetts acute care hospitals saw a 70 percent jump in serious medical errors and patient injuries in 2013, an increase health officials attribute to expanded definitions of what constitutes medical harm, the  Boston Globe  reported.

EHR use correlates with predicted, reduced mortality

Hospitals with greater electronic health record capabilities can better predict and decrease mortality rates, according to a new study published by HIMSS Analytics.

Parkland's digital facelift focuses on 'future-proofing'

Four years after announcing plans to build a brand new complex, Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital is on the verge of opening what's being described as "one of the first 'digital hospitals' in the United States."

2 approaches to increase market relevance

As non-traditional competitors enter the healthcare industry, hospitals and health systems must increase their market relevance, and take a hard look at what organizations can do to boost ability to satisfy customer's needs, according to an article in  Becker's Hospital Review.  

1 in 6 lupus patients readmitted within 30 days

About one in six hospitalized patients with Systemic lupus erythematosus return to the hospital within 30 days, according to research published in the journal  Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Get stronger by thinking beyond yourself

During the past week or so, many of you reading likely dumped a bucket of ice water over your head, on camera, to help raise donations and awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). And chances are actor Robin Williams' death from apparent suicide stopped you in your tracks when the news broke Monday evening.

IBC puts docs at center of care transformation

Independence Blue Cross is putting doctors front and center of its initiative to reduce costs and improve patient health, WHYY reported. It has recruited almost 300 primary care doctors to join its...

ONC quality measures workgroup wraps up, sets stage for transition

The Health IT Policy Committee's quality measures workgroup wrapped up its last meeting Aug. 12, noting how much it had has accomplished in the past four years, but looking forward to work left to be done as it transitions into the new Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use workgroup.

The pros and cons of big data in healthcare

If you grew up watching Creature Double Feature movies, you know that Godzilla is a giant dinosaur-like monster that destroys Japan (and most recently San Francisco), and battles other monstrous...

Health IT 'underdeveloped' to manage complex care patients

When it comes to management of patients with complex, high-cost conditions, health IT and analytics efforts are "underdeveloped," according to researchers from Boston-based Partners HealthCare and the Commonwealth Fund.