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October 10, 2018

In June of this year, The Joint Commission (TJC) released new and revised pain assessment and management standards for all TJC-accredited ambulatory care facilities, critical access hospitals and office-based surgery organizations. These standards are part of TJC’s efforts to address disparities between the pain management standards the organization published in 2001 and current thinking and guidance regarding the use and overuse of opioids.

Read more: Are You Ready for the New Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Pain Standards?

October 3, 2018

Health systems could be doing more to help physicians and other members of the care team derive optimal benefit from their electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technologies, a new survey reports. Among the most important steps organizations can take to make more of their HIT investments are proactively soliciting input from physicians and involving all clinical users to ensure adherence to HIT-related processes and workflows, the Deloitte 2018 Survey of Physicians reveals.

Read more: Involve Doctors, Caregivers to Improve EHRs: Physician Survey

September 19, 2018

A new report throws into question the common wisdom that scale enhances health system operations. The study, by consulting firm Navigant, found no correlation between higher revenues and better operating margins among 104 highly rated hospital systems during 2015-2017, following the expansion in insurance coverage that accompanied the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Read more: Size and Profitability Do Not Go Hand in Hand: Health System Study

September 12, 2018

One way to reduce healthcare costs is to reduce the time and resources providers and clinicians are forced to spend complying with the plethora of government healthcare regulations.  This is the stance of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other industry groups, which assert that healthcare organizations and professionals could do a better job, more cost effectively, with relief from the enormous regulatory burden that interferes with their focus on healthcare’s mission of promoting health and managing and treating illness.

Read more: Mapping the Road to Regulatory Relief

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