Retained surgical objects, patient falls, and medication errors are the top violations leading to immediate jeopardy penalties issued to hospitals by the California Department of Health Thursday. >>>
An exception to federal 30-day mortality measures may incent hospitals to prematurely push patients into hospice care, says one critic, who calls it an unintended consequence of healthcare reform. >>>
Health insurance exchange plan offerings may not be an option for hospitals that fail to contract with qualifying patient safety organizations by the federal deadline. But hospitals are still waiting for CMS to clarify the complex regulation. >>>
Under pending federal legislation, recruiting foreign-born but U.S.- trained physicians could become easier for hospitals and physician practices in underserved areas. >>>
Loyola University Medical Center endured its share of objections from healthcare workers who did not want to be vaccinated against influenza. But it has found a way to convince nearly everyone on staff to get the flu shot. >>>
In the news this week: Healthcare job growth hits a skid; Robots are programmed for direct patient care jobs; Tennessee strengthens laws to protect nurses and physicians from workplace violence. >>>
Most healthcare providers believe enhancing their collection and use of patient data is the only way to move forward in the pursuit of better care delivery. >>>
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