5 states with the highest, lowest percentage of active female physicians in 2018

By Kelly Gooch for Becker’s Hospital Review Massachusetts had the highest number of active female physicians in 2018, according to the 2019 State Physician Workforce Data Report. The report — published by the Association of American Medical Colleges — showed 35.8 percent of the nation’s active physicians in 2018 were female. Among states, Massachusetts had…

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Diagnostic errors compounded by EHRs still No. 1 patient safety concern

By Meg Bryant for Healthcare Dive Dive Brief: For the second year in a row, diagnostic errors and improper management of test results in EHRs top ECRI Institute’s list of patient safety concerns facing healthcare leaders. The list is intended as a starting point for organizations to review their patient safety records and set priorities…

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CMS updates hospital star ratings for the first time since 2017

By Rebecca Pifer for Healthcare Dive Dive Brief: For the first time in more than a year, CMS updated its hospital star ratings. The agency collects the data from its Hospital Quality Initiative programs and the public can view the star ratings on the Hospital Compare website. The American Hospital Association, which has requested a complete termination of the star…

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