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Hospitals and Pharmacies Partner to Lower Patient Readmissions

February 25, 2013

Reducing patient readmissions, especially among Medicare patients, is one of the greatest challenges facing the healthcare executives that HCE has had the privilege of interviewing and profiling. According to a news segment by Eric Whitney on NPR’s Morning Edition, “About 1 in 5 Medicare patients who leave the hospital come back within 30 days. Those […]

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AHA Reminds Bureaucrats That Healthcare is an Economic Engine

January 29, 2013

Writing that healthcare dominates the national conversation isn’t exactly an original observation. Sometimes, healthcare seems to dominate this dialogue in ways that are unprecedented in U.S. history, and oftentimes, it seems like those who are engaged in this dialogue don’t fully understand what they’re discussing. Take the occasionally flippant manner in which lawmakers will talk […]

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A Breakdown of 2013 Hospital Quality Issues (Part 2 of 2)

January 11, 2013

Cheryl Clark over at HealthLeaders Media has outlined the “Top 10 Quality Issues of 2013.” In our last post, we gave an overview of the first five of these 10 issues. Below are the final five, but we highly recommend that you read the entire article. It can be found here. 6.)  Quality scorecards “Look […]

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