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EMR Safety Warnings at CA Health System Echo Joint Commission's

Scott Mace

Concerns about patient safety in the wake of an electronic medical records system implementation hearken to a 2008 report from the Joint Commission, warning that failure to quickly fix technology "engender[s] dangerous workarounds." >>>

 

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CA Nurses Sound Alarm Over Epic EMR System

Two nurses have approached the governing body of a California hospital with concerns about patient safety. The move stems from an incident in which one nurse claims that the facility's EpicCare EMR system's dosage recommendation for a heart medication "could have killed" a patient. >>>

Healthcare Cost Growth Steamrolls CPI

Standard & Poor's Healthcare Economic Indices show that per capita cost growth covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.78% over the 12 months ending June. In the larger economy, inflation rose by 1.7% as measured by the Consumer Price Index. >>>

What Drives Your Success? Maybe Not What You Think

If you lead a healthcare organization that's constantly touted as one of the highest quality or most innovative health systems in the nation, congratulations. Just make sure you're not fooling yourself about why that's the case. >>>

FCC Evaluates Rural Health Broadband Efforts

A Federal Communications Commission report details six years' worth of rural projects to bring connectivity to rural areas. Even with billions in federal seed money, it acknowledges that funding challenges for broadband remain a key issue for rural providers that operate on thin margins or in the red. >>>

3 Secrets to Successfully Marketing Robotic Surgery

How can hospitals most effectively communicate the message about complex technologies to potential patients? Two hospitals share their winning strategies for boosting rates of surgical procedures performed using the da Vinci surgical system. >>>



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Patient Experience and HCAHPS—Little Consensus on a Top Priority

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News Headlines

Health law gives Medicare fraud fighters new weapons

NPR, August 21, 2012

Hospital's bioterrorism isolation unit in use for TB patients

Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2012

Californians favor health law's exchanges, poll says

San Francisco Chronicle, August 20, 2012

Medical Moneyball: Informatics takes pulse of medicine

Boston Herald, August 20, 2012

Hackers steal, encrypt health records and hold data for ransom

Bloomberg, August 17, 2012

Medical device integration software surges in hospitals

InformationWeek, August 16, 2012

CIOs must walk fine line between doctor access and patient privacy

The Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2012

Obama pushes for state help on health exchanges

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, August 15, 2012

Hospital error reports up slightly in OR—and that's good news

The Oregonian, August 15, 2012

Hospitals treating poor hardest hit by readmissions penalties

Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2012

 

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