First Hill Surgery Center adds TJR — 5 insights

[fa icon='calendar'] October 5, 2017 / by Becker’s ASC Review

Seattle-based First Hill Surgery Center began performing total hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement surgeries.

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Healthcare leaders pitch patient-centric quality measurement

[fa icon='calendar'] September 29, 2017 / by Fierce Healthcare

Measuring quality of care remains the keystone of the healthcare industry’s move toward rewarding value over volume. Leaders from Swedish Medical Group, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Providence St. Joseph Health suggest refining quality measurement so that it better reflects the patient’s perspective. 

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Personalized Perfect Care

[fa icon='calendar'] September 28, 2017 / by Catalyst

In his 2015 Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum address, Dr. Donald Berwick called for a 50% reduction in the number of quality metrics over the next 3 years. We are over halfway to that 3-year point, and in a post-MACRA world, the number of metrics has actually increased. The National Quality Forum currently has over 640 endorsed metrics and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Quality Payment Program has over 270 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) metrics.

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Doctor, deputies spring into action as man collapses on Seattle-bound flight

[fa icon='calendar'] September 21, 2017 / by Komo News

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle made an emergency landing in Spokane Thursday after an 81-year-old passenger had a medical emergency.

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Minutes mattered the day Pat Ward was brought back to life

[fa icon='calendar'] September 18, 2017 / by HeraldNet

EVERETT — On that Saturday morning, Pat Ward met her friends for breakfast at Jimmy Jacks on Highway 99.

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Palliative care, hospice resources underutilized for advanced non-small cell lung cancer

[fa icon='calendar'] September 16, 2017 / by HemOnc Today

Palliative care and hospice services appeared underused among patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to study results presented at International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.

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More support needed to minimize attrition in community-based lung cancer screening programs

[fa icon='calendar'] September 15, 2017 / by HemOnc Today

CHICAGO — More education and follow-up is needed to support high-risk populations undergoing lung cancer screening in community settings to prevent them from being lost to follow-up, according to a study presented at International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.

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Swedish Cancer Institute, GNS Healthcare partner to further precision medicine for breast cancer

[fa icon='calendar'] September 13, 2017 / by Beckers's Hospital Review

Seattle-based Swedish Cancer Institute joined forces with GNS Healthcare, a precision medicine company, to launch a machine learning collaboration aimed at improving the delivery of precision medicine in breast cancer care.

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Ricardo Lockette puts his career-ending injury towards research

[fa icon='calendar'] September 13, 2017 / by King 5

Former Seahawk Ricardo Lockette sees each day as a special gift, after being nearly paralyzed during a game. But the end of his football career was the beginning of a new chapter that will be even bigger than the Super Bowl.

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Swedish physicians discuss regenerative medical treatments used by some Seahawks players

[fa icon='calendar'] August 30, 2017 / by Seattle Times

At first, Pete Carroll referred to the mysterious treatment linebacker K.J. Wright received two weeks ago as “the process.” Then, when five more Seahawks players left this week for parts unknown to undergo the same procedure, Carroll joked that they had “entered the circle.”

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