‘Bag of Pills’: Is It Necessary? Fewer medications is an achievable goal

May 10, 2016

MedPage Today by Joyce Frieden   News Editor, MedPage Today  WASHINGTON — Polypharmacy is a difficult problem for many physicians who treat older patients, but there are steps they can take to cut

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Now There’s Proof: Docs Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds

March 17, 2016

by Charles Ornstein, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Mike Tigas, ProPublica, March 17, 2016, 5 a.m. (Pill bottle: Davis Photography via Getty Images; sheet of hundred dollar bills: Don Farrall via

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Let’s involve Connecticut patients in reducing medical errors

March 15, 2016

Lisa Freeman,  Connecticut Center for Patient Safety,  Executive Director March 13 through 18 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. As I sit here, thinking of what to write, stories of the people

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Want to know about medical mistakes? Talk to the parents.

March 9, 2016

By Ryan White  March 04, 2016  |  USC Center for Health Journalism   As someone who has spent quite a bit of time as a visitor at a hospital recently,

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Number of hospital accidents not getting any better

February 11, 2016

Watch Jean Rexford’s  February 10th interview with Eric Parker,WFSB’s iTeam Investigative reporter. The discussion centered on the recently released CT Adverse Event report which addressed a total of 471 reports

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Rory’s Story: Person-Centered Care Must be our Goal

December 14, 2015

On December 2nd I presented the keynote speech at the Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heroes Award Luncheon. The subject was patient-centered care, a topic that I am very passionate

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Bill Ensures Meds And Devices Won’t Be Adequately Tested

November 22, 2015

November 22, 2015  7:00 AM  |  SUSAN F. WOOD and DIANA ZUCKERMAN  |  Hartford Courant  |  Precision medicine is the next big thing in health care, and it’s also one

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1,800 hospitals will see value-based purchasing bonuses in fiscal 2016

October 27, 2015

Modern Healthcare  By Virgil Dickson  | October 26, 2015 Medicare will reward more hospitals than it will penalize in fiscal 2016 under its value-based purchasing program, the CMS said Monday.About 1,800

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Marketplace Customers Could See Higher Premiums, No Coverage For Out-Of-Network Care

October 27, 2015

Kaiser Health News By Michelle Andrews October 27, 2015 When the health insurance marketplaces open on Sunday, consumers shopping for 2016 coverage may encounter steeper premium increases than last year

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CMS updates hospital results for consumers

July 29, 2015

CMS reports these outcomes for patients who are admitted to the hospital for a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

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