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4 WAYS YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR ACO PERFORMANCE SCORES AND PATIENT SATISFACTION

By CME on Oct 5, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) states that before an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) can share in any savings generated, it must demonstrate that it met the quality performance standard for that year. One of the quality measures within those performance standards is ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider. Many factors go into a patient’s rating of a provider, but most certainly the patient needs to have a positive experience. This includes not only their interaction with the physician and staff but their experience with the devices and equipment used during the exam. If a patient has an uncomfortable experience with a piece of equipment, it may reflect poorly on their provider rating.  Providers should ensure their equipment has no safety hazards, is easy to maneuver and makes the patient feel comfortable.

 

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PEDIGO PRODUCTS: COPPER IS THE NEW GOLD STANDARD IN COMBATING HAI

By CME on Oct 3, 2017 7:00:00 AM

A retrospective study showed that Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) were the fifth-leading cause of death at U.S. acute care hospitals. With tens of thousands of deaths each year, HAI are no small matter, and while many hospitals are taking steps to prevent these deadly infections, the problem continues and patients remain at risk.

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AVOID OBSTACLES AND ACHIEVE ADA COMPLIANCE

By CME on Sep 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities nationwide are charged with caring for people of all walks of life, including the approximately 56.7 million Americans living with disabilities. Healthy People 2020, a national initiative to set health priorities for 2010-2020, indicates that people with disabilities are more likely to experience delays and difficulties accessing healthcare. One way to ease this burden is to ensure our facilities are properly equipped to provide first-class care for disabled persons.

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VITAL SIGNS WITHIN YOUR REACH: ACROSS CARE SETTINGS AND WORKFLOWS

By CME on Sep 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Vital signs have an impact on every patient, every day. That’s why it’s important to plan for an implementation that best supports your organization’s unique clinical workflows—helping your clinicians access the tools they need, when and where they need them. Here are some considerations to help you determine the best solution for you.

 

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The Basic Equipment Needed in Hospital Exam Rooms

By CME on Jan 29, 2015 10:29:18 AM

Healthcare center administrators have a lot on their plate, especially in situations where new facilities are being opened, or existing locations remodeled and expanded.  And along with the many procedural considerations that must be addressed there comes a number of practical elements that demand their attention.

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