Tag Archives: patient

No single solution to patient matching challenge, GAO says

Dive Brief: Efforts to accurately match patient records will continue to challenge providers, payers and others, with no one-size-fits-all approach to ensuring that information in different health records refers to the same patient, the U.S. Government Accountability Office says in a Tuesday report to Congress. GAO interviewed 37 stakeholders to see how they match medical records,… Read More »

At UChicago Medicine, patient satisfaction scores soar with digital rounds

At UChicago Medicine, paper-based nurse rounding was not fully capturing patients’ and families’ feedback at the point of care. THE PROBLEM The paper documentation was not readily accessible to the entire care team, and it was difficult to use in follow-up calls with patients after discharge. The paper-based rounding method did not enhance the patient… Read More »

Massachusetts Stroke Patient Receives ‘Outrageous’ $474,725 Medical Flight Bill

This story is part of a partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Kristina Cunningham was in stable condition on an evening in June, when EMTs lifted her gurney into a medical flight, bound for Boston. The 34-year-old couldn’t use her right arm or speak… Read More »