Publication: FierceHealthcare

First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Hospitals post doctor ratings on websites

p>When a few doctors at the University of Utah Health Care read bad online reviews about themselves, they took matters into their own hands and started posting patients' reviews of facility doctors on their own hospital's website, Kaiser Health News reported. ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Docs make 12 million outpatient diagnostic errors every year

p>As hospitals focus more on quality measures and lowering readmissions, they also look to cut back on diagnostic errors, which occur in about 5 percent of U.S. adults, accumulating in as many as 12 million outpatient diagnostic errors each year, according ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Hospital infections 'unacceptable and avoidable'

p>Hospitals must do a better job of enforcing hand-washing rules, especially for nurses, to counter "unacceptable and avoidable" hospital infection rates, according to new guidance from the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Hospital-urgent care partnership reduces overcrowded EDs

p>In an effort to reduce overcrowded emergency departments, many hospitals look to shift patients who don't have critical or life-threatening conditions to more appropriate care settings. One Massachusetts hospital's recent partnership with an urgent ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: emergency
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Census survey changes could hide ACA effects

p>The Census Bureau plans to change its annual survey so drastically that it may be difficult to determine the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, reports the New York Times. read more ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Editor's note

n observance of Good Friday, FierceHealthcare will not publish a Friday issue on April 18. We will resume our regular coverage on Monday, April 21.... read more ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 16 2014]
Entities: Good Friday
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

AHA supports NQF's proposed quality measure recommendations

p>The American Hospital Association asked the National Quality Forum (NQF) to implement recommendations to risk adjust quality measures to account for sociodemographic factors such as Medicaid status, income, education and homelessness in a  letter ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Nurses play a growing role in research

p>Although nurses are known for their work as caregivers, educators and hospital unit administrators, the role they play in research is often not recognized, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. read more ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 16 2014]
Entities: Education
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Area hospitals prep for Boston Marathon one year after deadly bombing

p>One year after the tragic and deadly bombing, Boston hospitals are prepping for the Boston Marathon, including staffing extra workers, implementing new notification and chain of command procedures, and sending medical worker volunteers to the race ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

NH to appeal hospital tax ruling

p>New Hampshire's attorney general will appeal a judge's ruling that the state's hospital tax, which brings in $185 million a year, is unconstitutional to the state Supreme Court, Boston.com reported. read more ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 16 2014]
Entities: Taxes, Attorney General
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Americans with diabetes reach 21 million

p>About 21 million American adults had diabetes as of 2010, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The findings could impact hospitals' newly prioritized battle for population health. read more ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

SC Supreme Court upholds state regulation of hospital expansions; Special nursing care reduced CRBSIs in outpatient settings;

strong>News From Around the Web > The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Monday that Republican Gov. Nikki Haley's veto can't eradicate the state's certificate-of-need law, which regulates... read more ... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 15 2014]
Entities: Supreme Court

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Hospitals post doctor ratings on websites [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
Hospital-urgent care partnership reduces overcr... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
Docs make 12 million outpatient diagnostic erro... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
Hospital infections 'unacceptable and avoidable' [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
Census survey changes could hide ACA effects [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
Editor's note [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 16 2014]
AHA supports NQF's proposed quality measure rec... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 16 2014]
NH to appeal hospital tax ruling [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 16 2014]
Area hospitals prep for Boston Marathon one yea... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 16 2014]
Nurses play a growing role in research [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 16 2014]
Americans with diabetes reach 21 million [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 15 2014]
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Hospitals post doctor ratings on websites [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
p>When a few doctors at the University of Utah Health Care read bad online reviews about themselves, they took matters into their own hands and started posting patients' reviews of facility doctors on their own hospital's website, Kaiser Health News reported. ...
Hospital-urgent care partnership reduces overcr... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
p>In an effort to reduce overcrowded emergency departments, many hospitals look to shift patients who don't have critical or life-threatening conditions to more appropriate care settings. One Massachusetts hospital's recent partnership with an urgent ...
Docs make 12 million outpatient diagnostic erro... [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
p>As hospitals focus more on quality measures and lowering readmissions, they also look to cut back on diagnostic errors, which occur in about 5 percent of U.S. adults, accumulating in as many as 12 million outpatient diagnostic errors each year, according ...
Hospital infections 'unacceptable and avoidable' [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
p>Hospitals must do a better job of enforcing hand-washing rules, especially for nurses, to counter "unacceptable and avoidable" hospital infection rates, according to new guidance from the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). ...
Census survey changes could hide ACA effects [Published FierceHealthcare - Apr 17 2014]
p>The Census Bureau plans to change its annual survey so drastically that it may be difficult to determine the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, reports the New York Times. read more ...
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