He is a freelance writer based in Cleveland


To speed up transactions, there's no time like real time

November 01, 2009

Physicians have historically been lacking in collecting on bad debt, and now the cost of tracking it down might not be worth it

Claims data still a secret weapon in care, cost containment

October 01, 2009

Data mining and predictive modeling can get us over the electronic data hump until EMRs reach critical mass

Hospitals voluntarily enact Leapfrog Group's policy on "never events"

February 01, 2008

More than 650 hospitals have pledged to adopt the Leapfrog Group's policy on "never events"-rare medical errors that should never happen to a patient.

Hospitals look to improve infection-prevention measures

March 01, 2007

The primary cost to patients with hospital-acquired infections is a prolonged stay and additional therapeutic interventions. But because of the high financial costs, there is increasing outside pressure to decrease infection rates.

Hospital disaster preparedness plans become a necessity

January 01, 2007

In the late 1990s, the idea of a disaster preparedness strategy hardly registered for most of the nation's hospitals, but today more and more are coordinating individual and regional strategies. Hospitals in those communities where disasters have previously occurred are the most likely to have ongoing disaster preparedness plans in place.

Aging population, chronic diseases put strain on hospital ICUs

November 01, 2006

It's no secret that the U.S. population is getting older, and with the first of the baby boomers turning 60 this year, that trend isn't going to change anytime soon.