Local health official among nation's 50 leading experts
Stephen Grossbart of Catholic Heath Partners has been named one of the “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
The list recognizes administrators, researchers and others who are leading efforts to reduce harm and ensure safety.
Grossbart serves as senior vice president and chief quality officer of the hospital system’s Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Transformation.
Beckers noted Grossbart’s work with the Washington, D.C.-b
8 Operational Excellence Principles to Grow your Business
The word improvement in an operation means different things to different people. Some define it as lower operating cost or reduced inventory while others describe it in terms of increased efficiency or better quality. The process of improvement in an organization often involves management setting one of these goals, employees making changes in their areas to achieve it, then management setting a new goal.
If everything goes right, the best this cycle will yield is a climb up the staircase of continuous improvement year after year.
The Missing Link in Improvement Capability
"It'll never work."
Anyone that has been inspired by a great idea, only to have it marginalized or rejected by peers will understand the frustration of trying to move their organization forward in an environment of diverse stakeholders and strategies. The industry is replete with examples of performance improvement efforts gone bad, and so it is perhaps no surprise that organizations and their cultures have given way to ambivalence, cynicism or outright rejection of any efforts aimed at quality improvement.
Operating Rooms, Hospitals Face Challenges In Eliminating Risks, Delivering High Quality Of Care
USA Today reports that many hospitals have not adopted technologies that would help elminate the risk of leaving sponges in patients during surgery. Meanwhile, the Associated Press offers a list to help patients avoid problems in the hospital.
USA Today: What Surgeons Leave Behind Costs Some Patients
Thousands of patients a year leave the nation's operating rooms with surgical items in their bodies.
10 Interventions to Mitigate Risk and Create a Culture of Safety in the OR
The operating room is the traditional revenue engine of the hospital. Perioperative services at better performing institutions contribute up to 68 percent of a hospital's revenue. As the U.S. healthcare paradigm changes from quantity to quality, accountable care and Value-Based Purchasing will transform perioperative services to outcomes-based reimbursement. To achieve optimized clinical outcomes and maximize reimbursement, hospitals will need to ensure that the safety and efficacy of each procedure is realized.
Dayton hospital ranks among best in U.S.
A Dayton-area hospital — Kettering Medical Center — made a list of the top 100 hospitals in the United States.
The list was released Monday by Truven Health Analytics, an Ann Arbor, Mich., company that was formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters.
Kettering Medical Center made the list in the Teaching Hospitals category.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study uses 10 criteria, including mortality, patient safety, patient satisfaction and medical complications.
New rankings compare patient satisfaction, care at Cincinnati hospitals
A new set of hospital rankings is out, examining 16 elements related to patient experience and clinical effectiveness at Greater Cincinnati institutions.
The YourHealthMatters.org ratings, produced by the nonprofit Health Collaborative, include 23 hospitals.
“Our customers told us that they want more information about health care quality from a trusted resource, particularly now that the prevalence of high-deductible health plans means patients pay more out of pocket when they need care,” Judy Hirsh, director of con
Arizona governor plans to tax hospitals to expand Medicaid
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has built a political career in standing up to the federal government over everything from immigration to health care. So she surprised almost everyone when she announced last week that she not only plans to push for an expansion of the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care law — she plans to fund it by raising taxes.
A conservative Republican, Brewer is believed to be the first governor to publicly come up with a way to fund the controversial Medicaid expansion. Not even California Gov.
Ohio hospitals spent $3.1B on free care
Ohio hospitals provided $3.1 billion in “community benefit,” including charity care, in 2010, according to a new report.
The figure was up from $2.9 billion 2009, according to the Ohio Hospital Association, which compiled the data.
Think it is pricy now? Health care inflation is coming
As they buy up physician practices and other properties, hospital systems tout the efficiencies they expect to gain from the arrangements.
But the consolidation, according to consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, brings a less palatable result: health cost inflation.
Employer-sponsored health insurance “is likely to see a rebound in premium growth during the next few years,” the New York-based company wrote in a report this week.
Consolidation gives health systems more power to negotia