healthcare quality Archive

A 2017 New Year’s wish list for healthcare

Another year passes by. 2017 dawns, and I wanted to thank everyone who reads this blog. I’m always grateful for the readership, cross posting to other sites, and lovely comments I receive from people like you. Appropriately, I was going to write about my ...Read More

Slowing the revolving door of readmissions

Statistics show that about 1 in 5, or 20 percent of all Medicare patients are readmitted to hospital within 30 days of discharge. That’s a staggering number, not to mention all those patients that are readmitted frequently during the course of a year, but ...Read More

5 elusive problems for hospitals everywhere

As healthcare reform sets in, hospitals are gearing up for many challenges. While some of these are new to the healthcare industry, several are against the backdrop of very old problems that have plagued us for decades. Speaking as a doctor who has worked ...Read More