Hospitals in the lowest quartile of safety scores from Oct 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2015 were recently penalized 1% of Medicare billings as detailed on the… 259 more words
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For many of us, social media is about tapping into our passions, reaching out, sharing, learning, friendship and entertainment.
As a healthcare marketer, I’ve also taken note in social media’s emerging role in driving patient volume and brand preference. 387 more words
American health care is undergoing a data-driven transformation. This MIT Sloan Management Review (June 25, 2015) case study examines the data and operations analysis culture at Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based company that runs 22 hospitals and 185 clinics… 310 more words
One of our definitions of quality in Chapter 6 is user based: “quality lies in the eyes of the beholder.” The Atlantic’s article (April 17, 2015), titled “The Problem With Satisfied Patients,” states though, that a misguided attempt to improve healthcare has led some hospitals to focus on making people happy, rather than making them well… 312 more words
“Hospitals are trying to make it safer for patients to go under the knife,” writes The Wall Street Journal (Feb. 17, 2015). Surgery can be risky by its very nature, and 46% to 65% of adverse events in hospitals are related to surgery. 289 more words
The long and difficult training for surgeons often leaves them with little intrinsic drive to improve surgical care. Anyone who has had to discuss surgical quality with practicing surgeons is lucky to leave the discussion without a fear of losing their job. 321 more words