The Advantages of Including Doctors in Quality Improvement

And four more news items for hospital administrators, health system leaders, practice managers, and other healthcare executives to peruse this week.

    • In a recent post, FierceHealthcare highlights a program launched at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California that was developed to engage physicians in quality improvement efforts. Though it is a fairly new initiative, the healthcare organization has already experienced a seven percent decrease in length of hospital stays since its introduction.
    • Last month, a group of hospital and health system leaders attending the Becker’s Hospital Review 6th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable discussed the challenges and benefits of integrating business insight into clinical initiatives. The 23 executives talked about identifying areas where limited resources should be focused for optimal impact on strategic goals, eliminating barriers to success, and tactics for the best alignment, as reported by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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