Hospitals serving large populations of non-native English speakers perform worse on patient satisfaction scores that are tied to reimbursement from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Electronic prescribing technology is permitting pharmacists to focus less on administrative tasks and more on providing direct patient care.
Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is an increasingly common cause of inpatient mortality, and recurrent CDAD remains clinically challenging.
Patients inaccurately diagnosed by their health care providers are more likely to receive inappropriate antibiotics that can lead to drug resistance, clinical failure, and adverse events.
To give health-system pharmacists more time to concentrate on patient-centered care, a hospital has enlisted the help of a robot named Tug to deliver medications to nursing stations.