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Moody’s Testing New Value-Based Indicators for Hospitals

May 16, 2013

In the new era of value-based healthcare, what indicators are going to be used to evaluate hospitals, especially since value is less quantifiable than volume? According to John Commins at HealthLeaders Media, Moody’s Investor Service is experimenting with 20 new indicators for rating hospitals. Moody’s believes these indicators will “focus on value and measuring demand […]

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Industry Survey Reveals Goals and Priorities of Healthcare Leaders (Part 2 of 2)

February 27, 2013

Yesterday, we looked at the first three areas of an Industry Survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media that examined several challenges and issues confronting healthcare leaders in 2013. Today, we look at the final three areas of that survey. The information below is based on an article written by Margaret Dick Tocknell. ****** Fourth, the greatest […]

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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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What is the Real Reason Behind Patient Readmissions?

January 15, 2013

Curbing 30-day patient readmissions is a large part of mastering the healthcare-reform environment, but what is causing these readmissions? Most of the time, it’s assumed that a patient returns to the hospital for the same reason he or she was first admitted, but according to an article by Cheryl Clark at HealthLeaders Media, this may […]

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A Breakdown of 2013 Hospital Quality Issues (Part 1 of 2)

January 10, 2013

Cheryl Clark over at HealthLeaders Media conveniently outlines the “Top 10 Quality Issues of 2013.” Below is an overview of the first five on her list, but we highly recommend that you read the entire article for a deeper understanding of the issues discussed. It can be found here. 1.) Cracking HACs Beginning Oct. 1, […]

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