Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has implemented an electronic tool in its EHR that assists nurses with the triage of patients in the emergency department.
Accountable care organizations are slowly entering more risk-based contracts, but delivery system reform isn't keeping pace with payment model changes.
An analysis of Virginia claims found that 93% of low-value services were also low-cost services like lab tests and medications, contradicting claims that unnecessary healthcare spending is concentrated in high-cost services.
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In a report this week, the National Quality Forum laid out a road map for healthcare organizations so they can better measure patients' social risk factors.
The CMS told hospitals it will delay an update to the star ratings program on the Hospital Compare website until it has more time to evaluate possible methodology changes and stakeholder feedback.
Every few years, Congress authorizes funding for the National Quality Forum that makes up roughly 70% of its budget. But the organization still hasn't secured the dollars even though the funding deadline is Sept. 30.
A research team from Harvard have identified bacteria in the microbiome of exceptional athletes that could help with athletic performance and recovery.
Despite the popularity of online physician-rating sites, a new study finds they aren't a credible tool for patients looking for the best doctors.
Experts say that online social networking sites might help advance the movement toward more patient-centered outcome measures, which are currently difficult to gather.
A CMS proposal to let as many as 934,000 providers pass on participating in MACRA may prevent small practices from receiving rewards for improving quality of care and discourage them from working under value-based arrangements.