CMO Supplement Current Issue
Healthcare organizations across the country have significantly ramped up the focus on patient safety and quality improvement, and for good reason. Under the healthcare reform law, healthcare providers' reimbursements will be linked to the quality of healthcare services, including patients' experiences, starting in 2013. Click to continue »
Many hospitals are targeting readmissions as a way to improve quality and reduce costs. Beginning in October 2013, Medicare will reduce reimbursement for hospitals with frequent potentially preventable readmissions for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia patients. Click to continue »
Health system and individual hospital chief medical officers face a number of new challenges that are markedly different from those of their predecessors. Click to continue »
As physicians and hospitals continue to align, whether through employment, co-management or other partnership models, healthcare leaders are realizing the importance of involving physicians in major initiatives, such as those to meet meaningful use, optimize efficiencies and improve quality. Click to continue »
Healthcare reform's emphasis on patient safety and quality has motivated many hospitals and health systems to create a culture that supports safety and quality. Click to continue »
Healthcare is one of the largest industries in our country, and interestingly, is one of the only, along with perhaps education, that lacks transparent and comprehensible metrics to objectively measure the quality of its products and services. Click to continue »
SSM Health Care, based in St. Louis, named Gaurov Dayal, MD, as the first senior vice president of physician innovation and integration and CMO. Click to continue »
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