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Quality & Outcomes

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Latest Headlines

Google ventures further into healthcare realm

Google's co-founders said earlier this month that they don't foresee the tech giant becoming a healthcare company, but in a new venture it plans to create a full picture of what a healthy human should look like.

Vendors accused of using political clout to avoid reporting of EHR safety issues

A rush to implement electronic health records caused by the Meaningful Use incentive program has thrust "complex, balky, unwieldy error-prone" systems into highly sensitive clinical settings, according to an article in the  Boston Globe.

Care coordination pilot looks to prevent hospital readmissions

The University of Buffalo is working to limit patient readmissions to hospitals and ERs via use of dashboard technology.

Health IT M&As grow in first half of 2014

Mergers and acquisitions across healthcare IT grew by 17 percent in the first half of 2014, compared to the second half of 2013, according to a recent report by Berkery Noyes.

Study backs importance of robust analytics infrastructure for ACOs

Robust analytics infrastructure is one of the keys to success for accountable care organizations, according to a new study published in the journal  Academic Medicine.

Telemedicine consults in Latin America prove useful for pediatric care

Physicians in Latin America who participated in pediatric consultations via telemedicine with researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC were "highly satisfied" with the service, according to a new study.

Stress health IT's role in care innovation, not adoption

Rather than stressing adoption of health IT, the industry should be focused on how technology can be part of innovative new strategies to improve care, according to a  Health Affairs  blog post.

How a critical access hospital aims to compete with big-city providers

A hospital in rural Iowa is partnering with a Des Moines surgeon to compete with its urban counterparts, according to the Des Moines Register.

IT, patient-centered research key to pushing disease prevention efforts

Information technology will be crucial to pushing disease prevention efforts in healthcare, according to a recent viewpoint published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Hospitals save $1.3B through quality initiative

More than 1,500 hospitals improved care for more than 143,000 patients since January 2012 through a joint initiative between two major healthcare advocacy organizations, in addition to saving more than $1.3 billion.