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 - No Magic Bullet
Sponsored by an educational grant from Strategic Radiology
Nowhere more than in health care are the stakes higher for quality. That said, neither is there a magic bullet that will make health-care providers more effective, according to Kelly Court, the chief quality officer for the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA).
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Sponsored by an educational grant from House
Septicemia continues to pose a challenge to hospitals: A statistical brief1 released recently by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality indicates not only that 47.1% of aggregate hospital costs incurred in 2011 were related to the 20 most expensive conditions to treat, but that the top...
Sponsored by an educational grant from House
With cost containment driving many health-care decisions, the temptation exists for hospital executives to judge a service line on speed and efficiency (and to overlook quality). In a service line such as radiology—for which accuracy is not easily assessed and quality measurements are not...
 - Patient Data
Sponsored by an educational grant from House
A carefully managed electronic data warehouse is a key component of improved patient care in any health-care practice and is surprisingly easy to build on and improve, once you begin the implementation process. Those were the key points of “Use of Registry Tools to Improve Care,” presented by...
Sponsored by an educational grant from House
For many years, in health care, patients in the United States got what we all thought was high-quality care: well-trained physicians delivering as much health care as patients wanted, much as restaurants serve food. The value revolution in health care means that care providers can no longer wait...

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