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Handshaking Spreads Germs. Get Over It.

Cheryl Clark

Evidence is mounting that alternatives to hand-to-hand contact between and among healthcare workers and sick people are necessary to curb the spread of infection. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CA Fines 8 Hospitals for Medical Errors

In the latest round of medical errors leading to fines in California hospitals, the state has levied financial penalties totaling $775,000 for placing 10 patients in immediate jeopardy of serious injury or death. >>>

Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals

The financial impact of observation status has become a flashpoint for hospitals and seniors and is the focus of a hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. >>>

Physicians to Appeal 'Docs v. Glocks' Ruling in FL

A Florida law prohibiting doctors from talking with patients about gun safety is upheld by a three-judge panel in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, but an injunction blocking the law remains in effect. >>>

Healthcare Costs Start With What We Eat

Using nutrition to improve the prevention, treatment, and palliative care of disease could be the most cost-effective cure for America's rising healthcare costs and health insurers are getting into the act. >>>

IOM Identifies GME Problems, Calls for Finance Changes

Downplaying the physician shortage, an IOM report's recommendations for improving the graduate medical education system include refocusing areas of clinical emphasis and changing how GME is financed. >>>

3 Management Lessons from a Supermarket Debacle

Nurse leaders and other hospital and health system executives can take several lessons from a regional grocery chain's unusual and unresolved management nightmare. >>>

Roundtable: To Arrest HAIs, Culture Trumps Campaigns

The prevention and treatment of hospital-acquired infections depends less on procedures and more on culture, leadership, and organizational commitment, say five healthcare leaders who recently joined with HealthLeaders Media for an in-depth conversation. >>>



Roundtable

Roundtable: Life After Acquisition

HealthLeaders Media recently joined with four executives for an in-depth conversation on the trends that are driving acquisitions and the steps that are needed to ensure successful integration once the transaction is complete. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

House approves bill overhauling VA healthcare

CBS News, July 31, 2014

Johnson & Johnson urging doctors to steer clear of hysterectomy device

Time, July 31, 2014

A health trade-off that's here to stay: Lower cost, limited choice

The New York Times, July 30, 2014

Kaiser, Hopkins collaborate on patient care

The Baltimore Sun, July 30, 2014

Why are dope-addicted, disgraced doctors running our drug trials?

Medium.com, July 30, 2014

Medicare's hospital trust fund appears flush until 2030

Kaiser Health News, July 29, 2014

Insecure communications costly for hospitals

InformationWeek, July 29, 2014

Medical identity theft can threaten health

CBS News, July 29, 2014

Can doctors teach the body to cure cancer?

The Atlantic, July 29, 2014

Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say

The Baltimore Sun, July 28, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>

 

Transitioning to Bundled Payments

 

Preparing and Caring for Patients with Dementia



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