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The Organ Donation Gap

How can hospitals help narrow the organ donation gap while achieving maximum use from the limited number of transplants available? Experts say technological advances, building relationships and improving quality programs all add up to saving lives.

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The High Cost of an Adverse Event

On a per-episode basis, a single adverse event (AE) adds measurably to the cost of elective total hip and knee replacement procedures. HealthTrust’s Cardiac Data Solutions—as the team that best understands the ramification of common and costly AEs—can help manage address these complications.

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The Surprisingly High Cost of (Preventable) Complications

If your hospital isn’t tracking complication rates on the lower-extremity joint replacements it performs, it could be in for an unwelcome surprise―especially if it falls in one of the 67 selected MSAs where participation in Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement is mandatory.

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Seeking the Proof: HealthTrust Experts Share Guidelines for Evaluating Clinical Evidence

Is that medical device really new and improved―and worth the higher price tag? The October 2015 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Contracting featured five HealthTrust experts discussing smart ways to determine the veracity of suppliers’ claims about new medical technology.

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Improved Outcomes Start With Patient Engagement

When all caregivers are able to use the principles of engagement effectively in interactions with patients, those patients will be more motivated to follow through on the behaviors to support their health in their daily lives.

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HealthTrust CMO: How to Navigate Value Together

Dr. Michael Schlosser talked with The Source about how his background prepared him for his role as HealthTrust CMO, his top priorities for his first year, how physician expertise will aid in the contracting process, and his thoughts on the growing role of data and analytics in value-based medicine.

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Four Ways to Put Patient Safety First

How does your hospital rank in terms of patient safety? Most healthcare administrators would be quick to say their hospitals put safety first, but that isn’t the case at every hospital.

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