May 14, 2018

Weekly review: CMS gives 213 hospitals 5 'stars' for patient experience. See how yours fared on our map.

Daily Briefing

    How Advocate cut serious safety events in half—and why its CMO insists that isn't enough (Monday, May 7)
    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.

    CMS gives 213 hospitals 5 'stars' for patient experience. See how yours fared on our map. (Tuesday, May 8)
    CMS has updated its Hospital Compare website with the latest Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems summary star ratings. See how your hospital fared.

    The best—and worst—states to practice medicine, according to Medscape (Wednesday, May 9)
    North Dakota ranks first in Medscape's annual list of the best places to practice medicine in the United States, which this year focused on measuring "happiness in work and home life."

    How Ascension, Providence St. Joseph, and others are grooming their next C-suite leaders (Thursday, May 10)
    As health care executives from the baby boomer generation look to retire, health systems are launching leadership development programs to prepare the next generation of new leaders. 

    A tale of two MRIs: Why one insurer may pay 65% extra for the same procedure—at the same hospital (Friday, May 11)
    Hospitals in monopoly markets have higher prices for health care services than those in more competitive markets—but even within a single hospital, prices may vary significantly for the same procedures, according to an updated paper released last Monday.

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