hospital readmissions

Paramedics fight to combat ED visits, readmissionsParamedics can do much more than transport patients to the ED or inpatient care. Payers and providers are increasingly using EMS services to reach out to patients in their homes to improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Four ways clinical decision support can improve outcomesThe advantages of using an advanced clinical decision support system fall into four general “reducing” categories. Here they are.
Consultations by CVS pharmacists reduced hospital readmissionsMedication reconciliation programs for patients discharged from hospitals reduced the risk of hospital readmission by 50% and helped avoid unnecessary health care costs, according to a new study.
Four critical components for successful, value-based pharma contractsDespite their proliferation, at-risk pharma contracts are still little more than value-based window dressing. Here are four critical components of contracts that can actually move the value meter in the right direction.
Ten ways to reduce hospital readmissions
Ten ways to reduce hospital readmissionsSuccessful healthcare systems share their strategies for reducing hospital readmissions.
How payers can help hospitals reduce readmissionsPreventing hospital readmissions must be top of mind for payers and providers, says Jill Duncan, RN, executive director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where she leads the Joint Replacement Learning Community.
Novartis signs on to value-based pricing for EntrestoHospitalizations represent up to 80 percent of the direct medical costs of heart failure; reducing heart failure hospitalizations can help bring down overall healthcare costs.
Pharmacists and patient care: Bring the valueHeck yes, pharmacists belong on healthcare teams. Here's how they can get there.
How pharmacists can find jobs, get paid, and win provider statusIf nothing changes between now and 2018, we may see a 25% oversupply of pharmacists in the marketplace. Then again, we may not. What happens between now and then is, in large measure, up to us.
Preventing human errors in healthcareFind out what causes human error in a healthcare setting, and how to prevent it.