Quality

    • Wall Street Seeks Big Bang From Urgent Care

      Urgent care has mushroomed into an estimated $14.5 billion business, as investors try to profit from changes in health care, reports The New York Times. Meanwhile, beginning in September, patients will be able to check whether their doctors have accepted gifts, payments and other services worth $10 or more from drug and medical device makers and suppliers.

      (Daily Report) Jul 10

    • Insurers Test New Payment Models For Health Care Providers

      The patient-centered medical homes model, which has been the hallmark of one such experiment by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, is among the approaches receiving attention for reducing costs and reducing hospitalizations.

      (Daily Report) Jul 10

    • Putting The Home In A Nursing Home

      LaVrene Norton’s firm specializes in helping retirement communities and nursing homes train staff and design their residencies to fit the “household model.”

      (Daily Report) Jul 10

    • Putting The Home In A Nursing Home

      LaVrene Norton’s firm specializes in helping retirement communities and nursing homes train staff and design their residencies to fit the “household model.”

      (Story) Jul 10

    • VA Whistleblowers Testify About Retaliation

      An independent federal agency is investigating 67 active complaints of employee retaliation at VA health facilities in 28 states, according to testimony before a House panel Tuesday.

      (Daily Report) Jul 09

    • Long Waits For Medical Attention Are Normal In Many Parts Of U.S.

      The New York Times reports on what it calls the health care system's "waiting game."

      (Daily Report) Jul 07

    • Former Procter & Gamble CEO Tapped To Turn Around VA System

      President Barack Obama highlighted Robert McDonald’s management experience at P&G more than his military career as an Army Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division. However, the West Point graduate has never run a health care system, let alone a sprawling one with 1,700 hospitals and clinics.

      (Daily Report) Jul 01

    • 23andMe Founder Working To Restore Firm's Business, Improve Health Care

      The FDA shut down the genetic company's sales of personalized health reports, but CEO Anne Wojcicki is working to get that part of her business back up and running.

      (Daily Report) Jun 30

    • 'Pattern Of Errors' Plagues Military Medicine

      The New York Times' investigation finds that on several important measures, the military system "has consistently had higher than expected rates of harm and complications."

      (Daily Report) Jun 30

    • Obama To Name Former P&G Chief To Head VA

      The president is expected today to nominate Bob McDonald, a West Point graduate and former CEO of Procter & Gamble. The announcement follows the release Friday of a White House report that found the Department of Veterans Affairs has a "corrosive culture" that led to the problems with care for veterans.

      (Daily Report) Jun 30