Tag Archives: Care

How Do You Measure Quality in Health Care?

“Patient-Centered Care” Matthew Hayward & Sachin Jain “That which is essential is invisible to the eyes.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.[1] As someone who leads an integrated health care delivery system, this is a question I frequently find myself asking. The obvious answer, of course, is to develop measurements based on treatment protocols.… Read More »

Pittsburgh provider to offer ICU teleconsults to expand care

Allegheny Health Network, an 8-hospital delivery system based in the Pittsburgh area, is working with Mercy Health System’s telehealth program—Mercy Virtual—to deliver care services across Western Pennsylvania. At Allegheny, telehealth consultations for ICU patients will be available on a 24/7 basis to give complete coverage for all physicians, with intensivists conducting the consultations, says Chong… Read More »

Care coordination network enables Aspire Health to best deploy case managers

Aspire Health Alliance in Quincy, Massachusetts, partners with healthcare organizations and clinics throughout Boston, the South Shore and the southeastern part of the state to care for patients struggling with behavioral health challenges. THE PROBLEM Aspire Health Alliance has partnered with Spectrum Health Systems to form the South Shore Community Partnership, which uses health IT… Read More »

Why Are Health Care Workers’ Religious And Moral Conscience Complaints Rising? : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights has issued new rules protecting health care workers who refuse to be involved in certain procedures for religious or moral reasons. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images When health care workers feel they have been forced to… Read More »