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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.

Staff survey on culture improves patient safety at LifePoint Health

Staff survey on culture improves patient safety at LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health surveys its staff every 18 months to gauge safety culture in their units. Leaders say the surveys ensure staff are engaged in patient safety improvement efforts. »

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If a tool offers cost data on tests, will doctors pay attention?

If a tool offers cost data on tests, will doctors pay attention?

Giving providers cost and risk information at the point of care might lead to fewer unnecessary tests and lower costs.

Providing virtual care from the other side of the globe

Providing virtual care from the other side of the globe

Virtual ICU care can improve access and boost quality for both patients and providers. It can also strengthen patient retention, especially in rural facilities.

Providers ramp up preparation for drug shortages

Providers ramp up preparation for drug shortages

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists published new guidelines that outline a detailed action plan for providers preparing for drug shortages.

Hospital supply inventory management creating a cottage industry for technology

Hospital supply inventory management creating a cottage industry for technology

When hospitals and health systems improve their supply inventory management, they can free up cash, become more efficient, and boost quality.

Insurers deploy data to advance population health management

Insurers deploy data to advance population health management

Armed with comprehensive data, insurers are ramping up their efforts to control costs through population health management.

Cost containment is a top priority among health system executives

Cost containment is a top priority among health system executives

While interest in revenue growth remains high, cost structure and management were health executives' top concerns last year, according to Advisory Board's national survey.

Health systems save money using digital tools for scheduling appointments, administrative work

Health systems save money using digital tools for scheduling appointments, administrative work

Health systems are putting leading-edge digital tools to the test by applying them to mundane administrative tasks, which machines are more suited for anyway.

A year after WannaCry, healthcare organizations face mounting cyberthreats

A year after WannaCry, healthcare organizations face mounting cyberthreats

In the middle of 2017, healthcare organizations and other companies were hit with two huge ransomware attacks. The struggle for digital security continues.

New Medicare funding model for nurse training could fill gaps in care

New Medicare funding model for nurse training could fill gaps in care

Nurse practitioners provide an increasing proportion of primary care, but how Medicare pays for nurse training is based on formulas that predate the existence of most advanced practice programs.

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