In an interview with NEJM Catalyst's Thomas Lee, Advocate Health Care's CMO and EVP Lee Sacks explained how Advocate reduced serious safety events by 55%—and insisted that the organization's goal of eliminating all such events is realistic: "We're going to get to zero," Sacks said.
A Connecticut woman in February had a 132-pound ovarian tumor removed and is reportedly back in good health and "resuming her normal functions," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, Connecticut, and New York.
There are two keys to cultivating "grit" among your employees: breaking down large goals into small tasks, and giving the right kind of constructive feedback, explains psychologist Angela Duckworth in an interview with Quartz at Work's Leah Fessler.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says "having the federal government re-examine the current safe harbor for drug rebates under the Anti-Kickback Statute" might "help restore some semblance of reality to the relationship between list and negotiated prices, and thereby boost affordability and competition" in the prescription drug market.
A new Iowa law starting July 1 will prohibit health care providers from performing abortions once a fetal heart beat is detected—which typically occurs at about six weeks of pregnancy—except in instances of rape, incest, or a medical emergency.
Medical charities help patients, many of whom have rare diseases, afford health insurance and pay for costly treatments—but some critics argue the charities serve a different purpose: protecting drugmakers from pressure to lower their prices.
Partners HealthCare—the health system that includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital—has for several months discussed a range of deals with insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, including a possible merger, officials from both companies confirmed Friday, Priyanka Dayal McCluskey reports for the Boston Globe.