The Leapfrog Group names 2015 Top Hospitals: 5 things to know

By Shannon Barnet for Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality The Leapfrog Group has recognized 98 hospitals as Top Hospitals on its 2015 list, up from 94 hospitals in 2014 and 90 in 2013. The list recognizes organizations that performed at the highest national levels in quality and safety. All total, more than 1,600 hospitals…

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Working Together for Greater Outcomes

Sharing documentation best practices is a win-win for healthcare stakeholders. By Bonnie Bakal for Advanced Healthcare for Health Information Professionals One of my all-time favorite song lyrics is from Josh Groban’s You Raise Me Up and goes: “I am strong when I am on your shoulders, You raise me up to more than I can…

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The Value of Unlocking Unstructured Patient Data

Written by John Smithwick for Healthcare Intelligence Network Getting patients diagnosed correctly and treated appropriately depends on providers gathering both quantitative data, which is typically structured, and qualitative data, which is typically unstructured. When comparing both types of data, it’s more challenging to manage and derive value from unstructured data. Structured data is that which…

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