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Patient Care & Outcomes

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Are hospitals being punished by Medicare for treating poor patients?

Medicare may penalize many hospitals for patient readmissions due to circumstances that are beyond their control, accor ding to   Forbes  contributor Peter Ubel.

Consumer-driven healthcare could help empty hospital beds

The shift toward consumer-driven healthcare could wind up cutting the number of patients receiving care via the hospital inpatient setting by as much as 40 percent over the long term, according to a new report by the Oliver Wyman consulting firm.

Study finds savings, care improvements in Blue Cross global budget model

A global budget reimbursement model improved the quality of patient care and lowered costs in its first four years, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers...

Feds sue Honeywell over wellness program that requires blood, medical tests

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against New Jersey-based Honeywell over its wellness program, which  requires employees and their spouses take medical tests or face financial penalties.

Two Virginia hospitals first to receive infection risk certification

Two Virginia hospitals are the first in the country to receive certification in a new program aimed to transform healthcare organizations' approach to managing infection risk.

Online tool helps map location of healthcare professionals

A new online tool released by the American Medical Association will help patients find locations of the healthcare workforce countrywide.

Cleveland Clinic announces next year's top medical innovations

The Cleveland Clinic has announced its top medical innovations for 2015.

Illinois hospital network saves $160M by reducing readmissions, patient harm events

Hospitals in health systems across Illinois that participate in the state Hospital Engagement Network prevented 15,887 patient harm incidents since 2012, saving more than $160 million, according to the Illinois Hospital Association.

Hospital business to dwindle as patients become consumers

The healthcare market is transitioning to a consumer-driven health market that could cut hospital inpatient business by 25 percent initially and by 40 percent over the longer term, according to an Oliver Wyman market report.

EHRs in NICUs could be refined to provide most relevant info

Electronic health records in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) could be modified to synthesize the vast amounts of data available to assist in clinical decision making and offer variations based on clinician role, according to a new study in  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.