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It's been a catchphrase in health care for three decades; now evidence-based medicine is becoming an imperative for hospitals thanks to increasing pressure from regulators and payers. But uncertainty… (More)
Realizing at last that supply chain management can produce efficiencies and save costs, hospitals are beginning to adopt practices from other industries, such as the concept of extended supply… (More)
This month's gatefold examines the state of the physician workforce, including demographic data, distribution by state and which specialties are the most in demand.
The United States is the world's biggest market for diagnostic testing, and one of the most active segments within that is point-of-care testing, or POCT. As test devices become more compact and… (More)
Happier patients can lead to happier staffs, lower vacancy rates, bigger market share and healthier financial indicators. This month's gatefold examines tools that hospital CEOs use to drive change… (More)
Many hospitals are looking for a way to improve their quality performance to improve outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and lower costs. Frustrated by the slow gains from traditional quality… (More)
How much progress has the health care field made in its patient safety endeavors in the five years since "To Err Is Human" sparked major headlines and soul-searching?
Driven by the quality movement, pay-for-performance initiatives and information technology, evidence-based medicine is a force to be reckoned with. Our primer describes the barriers to implementation… (More)