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Bigger practices may not mean better care for high-needs patients

A larger practice doesn’t translate to better care for patients with multiple conditions, but having greater experience treating high-needs patients just might, according to a study published in the March issue of Health Affairs.


HIMSS 2017: Patient-reported outcomes can boost value-based care—with the right design

Outcomes reported by the patient can bring actionable data to a provider and save money in the long run. Collecting that data, however, requires technology that patients can easily access and use.


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HIMSS 2017: Embracing antimicrobial stewardship can lead to savings

Utilizing a multi-faceted antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs can not only help a facility combat antibiotic-resistant infections, but it can also lead to cost savings even when it’s not a focal point of those efforts.


Mortality improves during surprise Joint Commission inspections

When Joint Commission inspectors are conducting hospital surveys, 30-day mortality rates “significantly” improve, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.



Around the Web

Residents may lie about long hours

There are guidelines about how many hours interns and more senior residents can work in a day or week. Many, however, go past those limits and lie about it.

Washington Post documents malpractice, discrimination at Howard University Hospital

An investigation into Howard University Hospital by the Washington Post has found a laundry list of quality and financial issues at the D.C. facility, including paying at least $27 million in malpractice wrongful death lawsuits over the past decade.

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