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Hospital accreditation not linked to patient outcomes in U.S.

(Reuters Health) – Hospital accreditation isn’t necessarily tied to better outcomes for U.S. patients, researchers say. Based on records for more than 4.2 million patients over age 65 covered by Medicare, the study team found no difference between accredited and unaccredited hospitals in patient death rates, and only a slightly lower rate of patient readmissions… Read More »

The Futility of Patient Matching

By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD The original sin of health records interoperability was the loss of consent in HIPAA. In 2000, when HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) first became law, the Internet was hardly a thing in healthcare. The Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) was not a thing until 2004. 2009 brought us the… Read More »