Up to $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding will be awarded to help hospitals and providers improve care with new technology-backed programs, training and monitoring, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid announced June 22. The funding, part of the public-private Partnership for Patients program, will be awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center. The program aims to stop millions of preventable injuries and complications related to healthcare acquired conditions [...]
No one ever said that data gathering for healthcare quality reporting would be easy. Fact is, it’s usually time-consuming and tedious. Almost as much fun as cleaning out your file cabinet. Vendors can supply a variety of tools and services to ease the pain, but until practices switch to electronic medical records, the work involves lots of paper cuts. Still, it’s a necessary part of a medical practice. For instance, in accountable care organizations, which [...]
By Deborah Hirsch, TMCnet Contributor Almost one hundred thousand people die every year of infections they acquired in the hospital. But almost 2 million hospital patients get them. It’s easy to see why. Statistics show that health providers only clean their hands the way they are supposed to less than half the time. For years, hospitals have tried to do something about this, initially using “secret shoppers,” or snitches, people who checked up on other [...]
By:Ceciia Wang For any regular person, this is good news because this means that there are a number of people constantly involved in research and trying to find an answer to the medical problems faced by the people. In the same way, the progress that the field of medical information technology has achieved in the past several years has made the process of any type of in-patient or out-patient hospital consults easier. This convenience is [...]
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