Healthcare News & Insights

Do hospital performance rewards cut death rates?

Many people think performance rewards are the answer to better treatment outcomes and lower death rates, but are they really?

Patient ratings can predict hospitals’ performance

A new study indicates that patients’ online ratings of hospitals correlate to how well hospitals perform on measures of infection and death rates.

Want to reduce errors? Have staffers act like pilots

New research shows how techniques that reduce medical errors can be cribbed from other safety-critical industries.

H1N1 toll: 57 million ill, nearly 12k dead….and still counting

It may have finally slowed down, but there’s no debating that the H1N1 virus took a heavy toll on the American health care system.