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Surgical Checklists Unused in 10% of Hospitals, CMS Data Shows

Cheryl Clark

Given the evidence of how surgical checklists can reduce deaths and complications, it's a mystery why nearly 10% of hospitals still don't mandate their use and why another 12% can't say for certain whether or not checklists are being used. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

The Infection-Busting Treatment Payers Don’t Want to Talk About

Fecal microbiota transplantation is an inexpensive treatment for a potentially deadly infection. But FMT is not for the squeamish. It's time for payers to get on board with this antibiotic alternative, which has a 90% cure rate. >>>

Drug Pricing 'Tantamount to Greed,' Lawmaker Says

Four legislative actions could ease the burden of high-cost prescription drugs—such as a $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug—on Medicare, the public, and commercial payers, says U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman. >>>

Study Puts Spotlight on Preventing Fall-Related Injuries

A five-year study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute aims to identify "the most effective combination of falls-prevention strategies to fit the needs of different individuals and different healthcare systems." >>>

Hospitals Seeking to Understand PPACA Impact Turn to Data

A large multi-hospital research effort is underway to solve one of the great mysteries of federally driven healthcare reform— the net financial impact of providing coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans. >>>

4 Tectonic Shifts Shaking Up Healthcare

The changes happening in the healthcare industry are just getting started. Risk-based reimbursements, HIX, high-deductible health plans, and possible pushback against Medicare and Medicaid will transform healthcare delivery and payment. >>>

Wanted: Nurse PhDs

The co-director of a nursing scholars program says doctoral degrees can help nurses become visionary thinkers, researchers, policy makers, and leaders. >>>

Intelligendce Report: The New Quality Equation-- Measuring Success and Eliminating Waste

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News Headlines

Two Americas on healthcare, and danger of further division

The New York Times, July 24, 2014

U of Virginia doctors developing medical internet

Newsplex.com, July 24, 2014

Mayo Clinic sees big future for personalized medicine

Star Tribune, July 24, 2014

Robot bladder surgery fails to deliver fewer complications

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, July 24, 2014

Rulings on health law are far from last word

The New York Times, July 23, 2014

Hospital rents 'innovation space' from healthcare accelerator

The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2014

Fourth bacterial infection death reported at SC hospital

Reuters, July 23, 2014

How a team of hospital doctors boosted hand washing, cut infections and created a culture of safety

Yahoo News, July 21, 2014

Nurses shift, aiming for more time with patients

The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014

'Boot camp' teaches doctor, nurse teamwork

Democrat & Chronicle, July 17, 2014



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Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals. Download Today >>>





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