By Gopal Khanna – The healthcare landscape is facing dramatic changes. Transformation is being driven by unprecedented mergers and acquisitions, new technologies in the marketplace, and the volume, variety, and velocity of available data.
Who doesn’t like a good list? Whether you are on it, know someone on it, or aspire to be on it, you always want to read the list. Here are some of the top lists in the healthcare industry from 2018.
Who doesn’t like a good list? Whether you are on it, know someone on it, or aspire to be on it, you always want to read the list. From the latest health mobile app technology to the top healthIT stories here are 10 top 10 lists I think deserve sharing.
By Jeffrey Brady MD, MPH – At the inaugural meeting, an important theme emerged at that first meeting: We are reaching the limits of what can be achieved by the familiar project-by-project or problem-by-problem approach to improving care.
By Jeffrey Brady MD, MPH – It’s never easy hearing a story about unnecessary harm endured by a patient who received wrong or unnecessary treatment—or something worse—because of a misdiagnosis. But the stories told last September at AHRQ’s Research Summit on Diagnostic Safety were numerous, upsetting, and sometimes tragic.
By Sharon Arnold PhD – Determining whether digitized information’s enormous power can improve patient care is at the root of many serious conversations about health information technology (IT).
By Andy Bindman MD – If you’re ill, you want—and need—an accurate diagnosis. It’s the first step for you and your doctor to chart a course toward healing. But what if the diagnosis is wrong?
By Paul Stinson – Health IT-related issues are well-represented on the ECRI Institution’s 2016 list of “Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations.” Heading the list: “Health IT configurations and organization workflow that do not support each other.” Other top concerns include patient identification problems and inadequate test-result reporting and follow-up.
By Jeff Brady MD, MPH – To make health care safer, we have to know when harm happens. If information about a patient safety event is incomplete or doesn’t exist, providers can’t make the necessary changes to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Clinicians are an important source of reports about harm that occurs in health care—or safety events—when they happen. But that’s just one perspective.
By Shefali Luthra – Medical errors are estimated to be the third-highest cause of death in the country. Experts and patient safety advocates are trying to change that. But at least one of the tools that’s been considered a fix isn’t yet working as well as it should, suggests a report released on April 7, 2016.
By Jeff Brady MD, MPH – The chances that you will receive safer care when you enter the hospital are increasing, according to a new report from AHRQ. Between 2010 and 2014, we estimate that 87,000 fewer patients died from hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), such as adverse drug events, pressure ulcers, and potentially dangerous infections.
By Richard Kronick, PhD – The health care industry wasn’t an early adopter of the well-known mantra that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” But measuring and reporting performance on indicators of patient safety and quality have contributed to some marked improvements in recent years, according to the newly released 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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