Weekly review: How a 14-minute meeting transformed this hospital

Key news from March 14 to March 18

Missed a day of the Daily Briefing? Here's a quick roundup of top stories and research highlights from last week's issues.

Getting a Medicare value-based bonus this year? You are the 1%. (March 14)
Only 128 out of 13,813 physician groups subject to CMS's value-based payment modifier program will receive bonuses this year.

How a 14-minute meeting transformed this hospital (March 15)
Midland Memorial
Hospital's daily leadership huddles helped drastically increase patient satisfaction, the hospital's COO/CNO tells Hospitals & Health Networks.

CDC releases opioid prescribing guidelines intended to curb use (March 16)
CDC
Director Tom Frieden says the guidelines recognize "that for most patients with chronic pain the risks of prescription opiates will far outweigh the uncertain benefits."

Silent suffering: How do doctors and nurses live with their mistakes? (March 17)
Many clinicians have made errors that harm patients and leave lasting scars that affect their personal and professional lives—but few feel they receive ample support from their organizations, Sarah Kliff reports for Vox.

Rude patient? Here's why you should be extra careful. (March 18)
So-called "difficult" patients—those who act angrily or rudely or demonstrate other disruptive behaviors—are more likely to be misdiagnosed, according to two new studies published last week in BMJ Quality and Safety.

'No tuna,' 'no typing,' and other tips for videoconferences (March 18)
As videoconferencing becomes a more popular means of communication, certain etiquette rules must be enforced to ensure professionalism, Sally French writes for the Wall Street Journal.


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