Lives Lost, Lives Saved An Updated Comparative Analysis of Avoidable Deaths at Hospitals Graded by The Leapfrog Group

May 21, 2019

In 2012, in an effort to provide patients and health care consumers with information on the safety of their local hospitals, The Leapfrog Group introduced the Hospital Safety Grade, a letter grade rating for hospitals on how safe they are for patients. The Hospital Safety Grade is a composite score of 28 measures of patient safety that are all currently used in national measurement and reporting programs. The Hospital Safety Grade uses performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and secondary data sources. Hospital Safety Grades are assigned twice a year (in the spring and fall) to more than 2,600 hospitals across the nation. From the calculated scores, hospitals are assigned a letter grade ranging from A to F, with “A” hospitals having the highest scores and “F” hospitals having the lowest scores.

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Biomet, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, and market products used primarily by musculoskeletal medical specialists in both surgical and non-surgical therapy.Biomet’s product portfolio encompasses reconstructive products, including orthopedic joint replacement devices, bone cements and accessories, autologous therapies and dental reconstructive implants; fixation products, including electrical bone growth stimulators, internal and external orthopedic fixation devices, craniomaxillofacial implants and bone substitute materials; spinal products, including spinal stimulation devices, spinal hardware and orthobiologics; and other products, such as arthroscopy products and softgoods and bracing products.

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How health systems can recover millions in lost revenue

whitePaper | February 5, 2020

The landscape of healthcare revenue appears bleak: costs and expenses are rising, while reimbursements decline. Traditionally, solutions focus on preventative measures, yet costly write-offs remain ever-present. This is especially true with respect to commercial claims, where denials are plentiful and appeals complicated and labor intensive. How, then, can you mitigate loss without straining your resources? One answer is claims appeals through the Federal ERISA process. Through specialization in Federal ERISA Law, the experienced staff of ERISA Recovery can collect on aged claims without undue burden on your systems.

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whitePaper | March 2, 2020

In the decade since the HITECH Act was passed, first-generation electronic health record systems provided a foundation for innovations such as electronic prescribing, clinical decision support and predictive analytics. While usability and productivity issues with EHRs have been well documented, there are significant untapped opportunities to optimize the EHR and health IT. In this whitepaper, PatientKeeper outlines a vision for the future of health IT through the next decade, which includes New data-driven approaches that leverage the clinical information being captured by the EHR to improve patient outcomes and reduce physician burnout, Optimized communication between physicians, nurses and ancillary staff to produce better patient outcomes as efficiencies improve, Better interoperability to improve care coordination and inspire opportunities for ideas like telemedicine to alleviate physician shortages

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whitePaper | June 7, 2021

In an increasingly digitized world, healthcare organizations are looking for solutions to enhance their understanding of the health issues patients are facing and allow them to both meet their patients virtually and significantly contribute to disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

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Protecting Privacy in the Cloud and Cyber Resiliency Are Key for Healthcare Organizations

whitePaper | October 26, 2021

James Angle, Ph.D. of Trinity Health and Erin Logue Smith of Dell Technologies provided timely information on cybersecurity in a Healthcare Innovation webinar as ransomware threats makes it mandatory tosystematically elicit and mitigateprivacy threats in software architectures.

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Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Software: 2020 Pricing Guide

whitePaper | February 4, 2020

When it comes to electronic medical records (EMR) software, it’s important to find the system best fit for your businesses’ needs, goals, and budget. This guide written by Software Advice, covers everything you need to know about software pricing in 2020. Compare pricing models, price ranges, popular system prices, and unexpected costs of EMR software. In addition to your download, you’ll be able to chat with an advisor in your industry and get personalized software recommendations.

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Biomet

Biomet, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, and market products used primarily by musculoskeletal medical specialists in both surgical and non-surgical therapy.Biomet’s product portfolio encompasses reconstructive products, including orthopedic joint replacement devices, bone cements and accessories, autologous therapies and dental reconstructive implants; fixation products, including electrical bone growth stimulators, internal and external orthopedic fixation devices, craniomaxillofacial implants and bone substitute materials; spinal products, including spinal stimulation devices, spinal hardware and orthobiologics; and other products, such as arthroscopy products and softgoods and bracing products.

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