Whitepapers

2015 Bariatric Surgery Analysis Gender-Related Differences in Obesity, Complications and Risks
2015 Bariatric Surgery Analysis  Gender-Related Differences in Obesity,   Complications and Risks

This white paper explores the rates and variations in complications and risk factors, as well as the benefits of bariatric surgeries among men and women.

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Asking the Right Questions to Improve Patient Experience and Safety
Asking the Right Questions to Improve Patient Experience and Safety

This white paper identifies key observations in the areas of patient safety and experience gleaned from interviews with 2015 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ recipients.

 

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Predictive Models for Hospitals
Predictive Models for Hospitals

Standard analytics can tell you what happened in the past. Monitoring can tell you what is happening now. But predictive analytics can provide a glimpse into what may happen in the future — so you and your hospital can plan for it. Understand predictive models and learn how they can enable hospital decision makers to plan for the future to maximize market share, improve patient care, and manage costs.

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EMR Effectiveness: The Positive Benefit Electronic Medical Record Adoption has on Mortality Rates
EMR Effectiveness: The Positive Benefit Electronic Medical Record Adoption has on Mortality Rates

HIMSS Analytics, with clinical data and analytics support from Healthgrades, sought to scientifically measure the clinical benefits of EMR adoption. The initial findings are significant and compel continued effort to scientifically analyze and communicate the clinical benefits of the EMR.

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Sustaining Quality Outcomes: Learning from the 2015 Healthgrades America's Best Hospitals Recipients
Sustaining Quality Outcomes: Learning from the 2015 Healthgrades America's Best Hospitals Recipients

We're pleased to share insights from two America’s 100 Best Hospitals (Mills-Peninsula Medical Center of San Mateo, CA and Regions Hospital of St. Paul, MN) about what they have done to drive quality outcomes in Heart Attack and Heart Failure. By sharing their voices and best practices, we hope to start the dialogue to help other organizations achieve and sustain superior performance.

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Establishing Relevance: DHACE and Other External Performance Measures
Establishing Relevance: DHACE and Other External Performance Measures

What differentiates Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence™ from the rest is that while many hospitals have high-quality outcomes in specific areas of expertise, these hospitals exhibit comprehensive and superior quality across a range of medical specialties.

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HIPAA and Marketing Communications
HIPAA and Marketing Communications FAQs to help navigate marketing and communication efforts

HIPAA regulations were reviewed in early 2013 and changes have been implemented. This paper explores a variety of important topics as it relates to HIPAA and marketing communications, in an easy to navigate Q&A format.

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