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CMS launches patient-experience star ratings on Hospital Compare

Health IT SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015

The CMS has updated its Hospital Compare website to include a patient experience star rating system, designed to help patients make comparisons among Medicare-accredited facilities. Hospital Compare ranks nearly 3,500 acute care hospitals according to patient experience, which includes factors such as communication between clinicians and patients, cleanliness of the hospital and responsiveness of the hospital staff. The ratings are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey. Medscape (free registration) (04/17)


DeSalvo explains how interoperability can be attained

Health IT SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Access to ACOs is expanding in U.S.

Health IT SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

HHS, lawmakers pledge to improve meaningful use program

Health IT SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

NIH offers IT contracts to 65 companies

Health IT SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Cybersecurity bill passes in House

Health IT SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

Report predicts strong growth for home health tech market over 5 years

Health IT SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Health care groups launch new telehealth maturity adoption model

Health IT SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015

Website disseminates breast density information

Health IT SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

Outstanding health systems use IT to outperform other providers

Health IT SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015


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