patient care

Hospitals make ICUs 'family-centered' to improve outcomes

One way hospitals are working to improve outcomes for patients in the intensive care unit is by taking steps to better include family members and caregivers in care decisions and accommodate them in the ward...

HHS Secretary announces $840 million initiative to improve patient care and lower costs

New initiative will support networks that help doctors access information and improve health outcomes

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced an initiative that will fund successful applicants who work directly with medical providers to rethink and redesign their practices, moving from systems driven by quantity of care to ones focused on patients’ health outcomes, and coordinated health care systems. These applicants could include group practices, health care systems, medical provider associations and others. This effort will help clinicians develop strategies to share, adapt and further improve the quality of care they provide, while holding down costs.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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