November/December 2011 CMO Supplement

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10 Proven Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

The reasons hospital and health system leaders should be concerned with driving down preventable readmissions are clear. Click to continue »


Evidence-Based Medicine: The Present and Future of Hospital Care

Recently, health insurer WellPoint partnered with IBM's Watson technology in an effort to help physicians diagnose and design treatment plans based on large amounts of data and evidence. Click to continue »


Linkage Between Readmissions and Quality Complex

A recent Trendwatch report, published by the American Hospital Association, examines the linkage between hospital readmission and quality, calling into question whether hospital readmissions is an appropriate measure of quality. Click to continue »


Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers on the Move

Tim Appenheimer, MD, was promoted to vice president and CMO of Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, Ill. Click to continue »


Believing in Quality Care and Delivering It: Q&A With UPMC’s Chief Quality Officer Tami Minnier

Tami Minnier, RN, MSN, chief quality officer at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will tell you the simplest things often generate the most excitement and change. Click to continue »


Healthcare Reform and Opportunities for Performance Improvement: How to Use Data to Incent Physicians, Change Behavior

The Congressional Budget Office in June 2010 stated, "slowing the growth rate of outlays for Medicare and Medicaid is the central long-term challenge for federal fiscal policy." Click to continue »


Basic Infection Prevention Saved Children’s Hospitals $104M Over 5 Yrs

Over five years, Johns Hopkins Children's Center and 87 other pediatric hospitals have saved hundreds of patient lives and more than $100 million with basic infection preventions, according to a Johns Hopkins release. Click to continue »


Advocacy Groups Ask Congress to Make Hospital Accreditation Surveys Public

Around 50 healthcare advocacy groups across the country are asking Congress to require hospital accreditation surveys to be made publicly available, according to a Herald-Leader report. Click to continue »


AHRQ Initiative Aims to Foster Better Communication Between Clinicians and Patients

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in partnership with the Ad Council, has launched an initiative to encourage clinicians and patients to engage in effective two-way communication to ensure safer care and better health outcomes, according to an AHRQ release. Click to continue »


HHS Removes Public Access to Physician Malpractice Info

The Department of Health & Human Services has shut down public access to its National Practitioner Data Bank, which holds information about healthcare providers such as malpractice histories, according to a Kansas City Star report. Click to continue »

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