Shared Decision Making:As the body of knowledge continues to grow on this essential tool, physicians, nurses, case managers, disability management specialists and other members of the care coordination team need to become familiar with what shared decision making is, how it is being used in settings across the continuum, and how this powerful tool can be incorporated into their practice.
This e-learning course brings it all together. It explores venues where case managers are practicing; looks at legislative activities that impact the practice; and discusses tools and principles utilized by case managers across the broad healthcare landscape. Earn CEs »
With Cost Transparency, Doctors Order Fewer Lab Tests
Knowing the costs of clinical tests may be a simple way to slash healthcare spending, concludes a new study that pitted the prescribing practices of doctors who knew the costs of blood tests vs. those who did not. Overall, the study...
Federal Office Created to Conduct Emergency Care Research
The National Institutes of Health recently announced the creation of the agency’s new Office of Emergency Care Research to coordinate and foster basic, clinical, and translational research and research training for the emergency...
Initiative Improves Antibiotic Use in Children’s Hospital
A pediatric quality improvement program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center significantly improved the correct utilization of antibiotics for children presenting with pneumonia, according to a study appearing in the...
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