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Patient Care & Outcomes

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Support, care for health workers to improve patient experience

Guest post by Jason A. Wolf, Ph.D., president of The Beryl Institute, a global community of practice focused on patient experience improvement, and founding editor of Patient Experience Journal. It...

Hospitals that switch to for-profit status do not harm patient care

When not-for-profit hospitals switch to for-profit status, their finances may improve but the quality of care they deliver remains about the same, concludes a new study from Harvard researchers.

HHS initiative will fund care improvement efforts

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services today announced it would spend up to $840 million over the next four years to fund innovative healthcare strategies designed to improve patient care and lower costs. 

UCSF researchers log 2.5 million patient alarms in one month

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco monitored one month's worth of alarms at the facility to determine the alarm causes, as well as potential solutions to fatigue.

Leading by example: Patient experience the Cleveland Clinic way

In an exclusive interview, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer James Merlino, M.D. explains what led to his personal philosophy of patient experience and how the organization implemented strategies to become a leader in patient satisfaction.

How Ebola prevention efforts could improve overall healthcare

Hospital efforts to safeguard against the Ebola virus may have longer-term implications for infection prevention in healthcare settings, according to an infection control expert.

4 principles guiding healthcare's age of enlightenment

There are many emerging themes and movements driving healthcare innovation and evolution, which is comparable to the Age of Enlightenment with its new discoveries and ways of solving problems,  Forbes  contributor Dave Chase wrote in his most recent column.

Penn Medicine uses data analytics to cut sepsis mortality

A data analytics program at Penn medicine helped the Philadelphia-based hospital lower sepsis mortality rates.

Hospital perceptions of hand hygiene clash with reality

Hospitals and their medical staff have different ideas of how well the facility meets hand-hygiene guidelines, according to a new survey of infection preventionists, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

EHRs help detect patients at risk of venous thromboembolisms

Electronic health records can help identify patients with pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis with "high accuracy" according to a new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.