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The Bad News on Sepsis is Really Good News

Cheryl Clark

The debunking of a standard protocol for treating sepsis should not mask the great progress hospitals and clinicians have made in treating sepsis. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Septic Shock Treatment Protocols Challenged

In light of new data, "the National Quality Forum-endorsed measure and the International Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for treatment of septic shock are going to have to be modified," says a critical care researcher. >>>

Two-Midnights Rule Spells Grim Financial Forecast for Hospitals

Hospitals will take a financial hit this year as a result of the new federal rule that cuts the Medicare payment rate for most patient stays that span less than two midnights, Moody's predicts. >>>

Physicians Urged to Become 'Political Advocates' for Patients

Two advocates for public health want healthcare workers trained to be "structurally competent" in basic economics, urban infrastructure, and other societal factors that can negatively impact patients' health. >>>

ICU Mobility Program Saves $500K in 6 Months

A program to get mechanically ventilated and post-operative ICU patients up and moving quickly represented a huge culture change for nurses, but it reduced length of stay and eliminated pressure ulcers and ventilator-associated pneumonia. >>>

5 Steps to Preventing Security Breaches

Medical records are a high-value commodity, fetching up to $50 each. Medical data breaches are being reported ever more frequently. Risk assessments and basic IT and social media policies can help protect your organization. >>>

Support Your Local Community Health Center

Healthcare leaders and community leaders who aren't actively working to shore up funding for community health centers stand to damage a valuable primary care resource and the vulnerable population it serves. >>>

ICD-10 and EHR Fuel Clinical Documentation Improvements

The electronic health record is at the heart of efforts to improve clinical documentation. One effort strives to get disparate EHR software programs—and the physicians using them—to encode problem lists in a common way. >>>



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News Headlines

Got Obamacare, can’t find doctors

CNN Money, March 20, 2014

New heart disease guidelines shift more toward statins

SFGate.com / Associated Press, March 20, 2014

IBM's Watson takes aim at cancer

InformationWeek, March 20, 2014

Concerns about cancer centers under health law

The Washington Post, March 19, 2014

Measles outbreak in NY may have spread in medical facilities

The New York Times, March 19, 2014

Unease grows among US doctors over Indian drug quality

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, March 19, 2014

Glaxo to bring doctors in-house as educational speakers

Bloomberg, March 18, 2014

A surgical procedure's risks, unmentioned

The New York Times, March 18, 2014

Save a brain, make a checklist

The Atlantic, March 18, 2014

NY hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure

Reuters, March 14, 2014



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