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quality of care


June 28, 2016  2:01 PM

Hospitals aren’t ready to adopt value-based reimbursement models

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
quality of care

Most healthcare organizations -- 58% of respondents to a Peer60 report—aren't ready to adopt alternative payment models for value-based care yet,

April 24, 2013  11:57 AM

Few patients consider healthcare reviews when choosing a care facility

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Patient review, quality of care, social media

Only a third of patients consider other patients’ reviews when making a decision on where to receive care. Less than half (48%) of respondents to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey...


February 5, 2013  1:54 PM

Study finds use of health IT supports quality of care

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Analytics, Health IT, quality of care

Federally qualified health centers that use health IT improve their quality of care, according to a study that  hinges on a facility’s current use of technology, or health IT capacity. Facilities were categorized as...


August 30, 2012  10:56 AM

EHR quality improvements help hospitals settle finances

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR implementation, hospital information systems, quality of care

Last week we reported on the high cost of long-term electronic health record (EHR) implementation. Experts said that while EHRs add a major cost to hospitals' budgets for years to come...


September 2, 2011  11:50 AM

Technology, lack of communication hinder patient-centered care

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
patient engagement, quality of care

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant With so much discussion surrounding the achievement of meaningful use,


September 1, 2011  1:18 PM

Report shows that EHR adoption can improve quality of care

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR adoption, electronic health records, quality of care

Despite the federal government's push for health care providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), there is little evidence to support the idea that EHR adoption will bring about an...


April 18, 2011  12:00 PM

How the digital divide affects patient portal adoption

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
digital divide, patient engagement, phr, quality of care

The ability to use a patient portal or personal health record (PHR) service to view lab results, renew prescriptions and communicate with physicians...


March 23, 2011  12:08 PM

AHRQ issues National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Meaningful use, National Quality Strategy, quality of care

Last Monday, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) unveiled its National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care ("National Quality Strategy," for short). Mandated by the health care...


January 26, 2011  10:30 AM

PQRI changed, renamed PQRS under health care reform

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, physician incentives, PQRI, PQRS, quality of care, quality reporting

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 -- usually referred to as "health care reform" in polite dinner conversation -- has spawned a number of changes in the administration of Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The latest is a facelift for the


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