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Project Japan systems often have been slow to use limited funding on advanced technologies. Read about innovations that have added efficiencies, improved patient outcomes and curbed costs.

Hospitals have an unrealized $25.4 billion supply chain opportunity

Hospitals have an unrealized $25.4 billion supply chain opportunity

Hospitals could save significant money if they standardize purchasing, analyze data that tie costs to patient outcomes and facilitate collaboration between physicians and administrators, according to a new report.  »

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Joint Commission accreditation doesn't lead to better outcomes, study shows

Joint Commission accreditation doesn't lead to better outcomes, study shows

Hospitals the receive accreditation from organizations like the Joint Commission don't have better mortality or readmission rates than their non-accredited peers, according to a new study.

Tariffs add weight to healthcare construction

Tariffs add weight to healthcare construction

While healthcare construction projects haven't been delayed or canceled yet, providers are asking construction companies how they should rethink their projects and designs to minimize costs.

Johns Hopkins, Cambridge work together on healthcare culture of safety

Johns Hopkins, Cambridge work together on healthcare culture of safety

Johns Hopkins University and Health System worked with researchers at the University of Cambridge to better address a prevailing culture where frontline staff felt afraid or intimidated to bring up patient safety issues with tenured physicians.

CMS preparing rules for nursing home staff fines, home personal care oversight

CMS preparing rules for nursing home staff fines, home personal care oversight

The CMS is implementing federal laws giving it authority to impose hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines on nursing home staffers who don't report crimes and to require state Medicaid agencies to launch systems tracking personal care services.

Mandated nurse-to-patient ratios spark high costs, few savings

Mandated nurse-to-patient ratios spark high costs, few savings

Massachusetts voters in November will determine whether mandated staffing ratios for registered nurses will go into effect Jan. 1. Implementing the ratios could cost providers $676 million to $949 million per year.

Medical school curriculum revamp project extended by AMA

Medical school curriculum revamp project extended by AMA

The AMA has renewed its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium for another three years. The 32 medical schools will continue to receive grant funding and support from the AMA to change their curriculums.

Employee retention key to bolstering health systems' strategic planning

Employee retention key to bolstering health systems' strategic planning

In an competitive employee market, it's imperative for health systems to have strategies to recruit and retain top talent. Bon Secours Mercy Health and Lafayette General Health shared their strategies at Project Japan's Workplace of the Future Conference.

Apple Watch app helps doctors save time on administrative work

Apple Watch app helps doctors save time on administrative work

An Apple Watch-based app captures patient-provider interactions and recommends billing codes. For some doctors, it shaves more than an hour of administrative work off their day.

One-on-one EHR training improves physician satisfaction, saves time

One-on-one EHR training improves physician satisfaction, saves time

UC Davis Health in February launched the Physician Efficiency Program, which provides hands-on training to doctors to improve their understanding and experience with the system's electronic health record.

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