mednewsWe know you’re busy, but we don’t want you to miss important healthcare quality and patient safety news. Below is a roundup of stories you may have missed but need to take a look at before calling it a week. (Sign up on the right if you’d like these news alerts delivered to you.)

  1. HL20: Martin Makary, MD — Pushing to Improve Transparency and Quality Standards
    Read why Johns Hopkins surgeon and surgical quality advocate, Dr. Martin Makary, has been chosen this year by HealthLeaders Media as one of 20 healthcare professionals making a significant impact in the industry, and find out who else made the healthcare publication’s Top 20 list.
  2. Hospital Compare Adds Infection, Stroke, Readmissions Data
    Learn all about the new quality measures the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has put in place for stroke; C diff and MRSA infections; blood clot prevention and care; and readmissions. Also, hear what leaders with the American Hospital Association and the Leapfrog Group are saying about the agency’s latest updates to its Hospital Compare website.
  3. MUCking Around for New Quality Measures
    CMS has published its third annual Measures Under Consideration or “MUC” Report listing the 234 protocols federal agencies, medical groups and quality organizations want to see codified for payment and/or reporting purposes. Find out more about the types of measures being recommended as well as which measures some believe are ready for retirement.