Tag Archives: Healthcare

Why unique patient identifiers are a key missing piece in healthcare

Efficient patient identification is an area plaguing U.S. healthcare. In fact, the Joint Commission has named improving the accuracy of patient identification as the most important national patient safety goal since 2014. However, privacy concerns have been a barrier to their widespread implementation. Unique patient identifiers are central to eliminating medical errors and costs resulting… Read More »

A quiet healthcare crisis in dentistry – Washington Examiner

Few things are more concerning than kids without access to quality medical care. That’s especially true when the kids in question have special needs. Yet at this very moment, tens of thousands of special-needs kids struggle to find basic dental care. It’s a quiet crisis in American healthcare. Private organizations are starting to realize this… Read More »

No evidence of added benefit for most new drugs entering German healthcare system

More than half of new drugs entering the German healthcare system have not been shown to add benefit, argue researchers in The BMJ today. Beate Wieseler and colleagues at the German health technology assessment agency IQWiG (Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) say that international drug development processes and policies are responsible and… Read More »

Digital innovation moving slowly in healthcare, study shows

A new study of healthcare innovation shows progress toward new approaches to care delivery could use a nudge. The report, entitled, “Trends for Scaling Innovation in Health Care,” was based on a survey of 29 health system executives from 28 unique health systems, and found that while many health systems and their affiliated health plans… Read More »