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Video Cameras in the OR May be Inevitable

Cheryl Clark

Surgical teams have a lot to learn from watching themselves in action. If hospitals don't start recording surgical procedures as a method of stimulating quality improvements, they may eventually be forced to do so. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

HIT Errors 'Tip of the Iceberg,' Says ECRI

A report from the ECRI Institute blames humans for 46% of errors in which health information technology malfunctions and either causes or creates a risk of patient harm. >>>

AHA: Obama Budget Proposes 'Troubling Reductions'

Healthcare industry groups are expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare and limits to charitable deductions, but favor the White House budget's proposed delay in cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments. >>>

Evidence Base for Vena Cava Filter Use 'Thin'

Inferior vena cava filters "as they're currently used don't really work as well as physicians think they do," and commonly fail to be removed, causing patient harm, researchers say. >>>

SC Hospitals Push Coordinated Care

The Palmetto state's efforts to reduce readmissions and emergency department visits centers on community health initiatives, particularly for patients with chronic or complex illnesses. >>>

Nurses' Questions About Guns Could Save Lives

There's not enough talk with suicidal patients in the emergency department about handguns, pistols, shotguns, and rifles. Guns are a public health issue, but ED nurses often "think someone else should ask about firearms." >>>

Patient Advocates are Not the Enemy

Healthcare leaders in the nonprofit sector may see themselves as being under attack from proponents of access to care for the poor and underserved, but embracing the adversary can prove to be an effective strategy. >>>

Internists Aim to End 'Assault' on Patient-Physician Relationship

The American College of Physicians has a two-pronged plan to continue to advance the progress being made in expanding affordable coverage, lowering costs, recruiting and retaining primary care physicians, and reforming physician payment systems. >>>



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News Headlines

FL, federal court clash over health privacy laws

The Miami Herald, April 11, 2013

NY, NJ cardiologist admits record $19M fraud

The Washington Post / Associated Press, April 11, 2013

Da Vinci robot hot among surgeons, but gets FDA scrutiny over reports of problems and deaths

Star Tribune / Associated Press, April 10, 2013

NV jury awards $500M in hepatitis case

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, April 10, 2013

Detroit hospital debuts patient gown to offer more style, rear coverage

Star Tribune / Associated Press, April 10, 2013

Joint Commission warns hospitals that alarm fatigue puts patients at risk

Boston.com, April 9, 2013

Hospitals fail to take simple measures to thwart deadly infections

Scientific American, April 9, 2013

Two DC hospitals vie to establish costly cancer treatment option

The Washington Post, April 9, 2013

Medical emergencies at 40,000 feet

The Atlantic, April 5, 2013

Will the sequester's cancer cuts get fixed?

The Washington Post, April 5, 2013



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