Bytes and pieces

  • Not just paperwork: Getting value out of ISO 9001 requires management involvement.
  • Water quality: ISO’s solutions for addressing vital global water challenges are the subject of a new brochure, ISO & water.
  • Top children’s hospitals named: For the 2012-13 rankings, U.S. News & World Report surveyed 178 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data in 10 specialties and asked 150 pediatric specialists in each specialty where they would send the sickest children.
  • High grades: Medicare gets good grades on its response time in paying claims, according to a recent survey conducted by the healthcare consultancy organization IVANS, while only 37 percent of survey respondents said that commercial payers were fair most or all of the time.