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. >>>
Dying patients are more likely to receive less intense medical care than in the recent past. The cost of that healthcare, however, provided by hospitals, physicians, and hospice, continues to rise, says a Dartmouth Atlas report. >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
Four geographically disparate health systems are banding together to redesign clinical care based on data to solve population health challenges such as preventable readmissions. >>>
A California ruling that would allow non-licensed adults to administer insulin in schools cheapens and devalues not only the practice of nursing, but also the clout of its own licensing authorities. >>>
One path toward better population health is for community and rural hospitals to create partnerships with local businesses and civic and government leaders, all of whom stand to enjoy the economic and social benefits of living in a healthier community. >>>
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