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Discharge summaries may affect readmissions, research shows

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

Two studies in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found discharge summaries may affect quality of care and readmissions. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine found many hospitals did not have high-quality discharge summaries, but summaries that included useful information or were sent to outside clinicians were linked to lower readmission rates. Clinical Innovation + Technology online (01/20)


MedPAC concerned by glut of quality measures

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Many hospitals find Medicare bonuses are eaten up by penalties

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

Study: Nurse-to-patient ratio associated with ICU mortality risk

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

ACOs are popular among Midwest health care systems

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Alert helps medical center reduce 2-unit blood transfusions

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

AMA report shows weekly working hours among physicians

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Referrals within ACOs can be done ethically, report says

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Cardiovascular Summit Explores Solutions for Thriving in a Time of Change

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

BCBSNC database highlights variation in cost of heart care

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015


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HOS Offers Personalized Predictive Risk Models

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Dive Deep Into Your Area of Practice with ACC.org Clinical Topic Collections

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NCDR.15 to Promote Further Use of Registry Data, Physician Engagement

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

Cardiovascular Summit Explores Solutions for Thriving in a Time of Change

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

The ABIM MOC debate continues

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015




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