A health system's emergency medicine clinicians, using a methodology based on consensus, has developed a list of services that can be avoided to prevent patient harm and reduce hospital costs. >>>
Announcing a pullback of a major employee benefit was bad. Violating the privacy of two employees was worse. >>>
Assigning responsibility for the costs linked to maintaining adequate supplies of medications is at the heart of the medication shortage issue, says one pharmaceutical economist. >>>
Diabetes is a potentially significant area for other hospital service lines, such as cardiovascular or oncology programs. So hospitals are teaming up with insurers, tapping into technology, and intensifying follow-up care for diabetic patients. >>>
Nurses cannot prevent hospital-acquired infections by themselves. What's needed is a nurse-led interdisciplinary team-based approach, says the author of a study on infection prevention. >>>
An advocate for rural health says the rural hospital community in Georgia, rife with closings, is so financially strapped that "about 10% of our population [can be considered] Third World Nation health status." More hospital closings are "inevitable" and the trend could spread to the rest of the country, he says. >>>
Vulnerabilities in electronic health records systems are creating opportunities for fraud among healthcare providers and contractors working to achieve Meaningful Use attestation, says the Office of Inspector General. >>>
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