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Oct. 21-26: HCAHPS Changes Coming in Opioid Bill

Oct 20, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Oct. 18—Major legislation, which could be signed into law next week, aims to address the opioid crisis and includes changes to Medicare’s hospital patient survey. ...
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Report Suggests Hospitals Could Save $25.4 Billion By Improving Their Supply Chain Operations

Oct 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Modern Healthcare reports on a new analysis that finds the highest-performing hospitals focus on ways to standardize the use of "physician-preference" items and medications that produce clinically equivalent outcomes at a lower...
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The Medical Minute: Improvements To Joint Replacement Procedures Allowing For Quicker Recovery

Oct 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Hundreds of thousands of Americans get knee or hip replacements each year, and the procedures are becoming more common than ever. Luckily, the recovery from a total joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is improving. Two decades ago, patients would spend a week or so in the hospital after one of thes......
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Health systems move slowly toward 'high-touch' primary care

Oct 20, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A number of hospital systems have moved to establish intensive, team-based primary-care clinics along the lines of those operated by innovative independent operators like ChenMed and Iora...
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Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing

Oct 20, 2018 , WebMD
Despite being washed with industrial detergent in high, disinfecting temperatures, hospital sheets still were contaminated with the potentially life-threatening C. difficile bacteria, researchers found. And those sheets spread the bacteria to uncontaminated...
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Nearly 100 More Women Sue USC With Accusations Of Sexual Abuse By University’s Longtime Gynecologist

Oct 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
With the additions, the number of women now suing the University of Southern California with allegations against Dr. George Tyndall rises to over 400. Meanwhile, a respected research hospital in New York says it knew about allegations of child sexual misconduct against one of its pediatric doctors....
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Primary-care companies cut costs through preventive models

Oct 20, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
These companies' population health-style efforts are being emulated by hospital systems, but progress has been slow and...
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First US case of rat-sourced virus from the Andes reported

Oct 19, 2018 , CNN Health
The first confirmed US case of Andes virus was reported at a Delaware hospital in January, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said Thursday....
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Fear of denials could be pushing more joint procedures into outpatient setting

Oct 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospital administrators, worried about denials, have been pushing doctors to perform knee replacement procedures in outpatient...
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Joint Commission accreditation doesn't lead to better outcomes, study shows

Oct 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospitals the receive accreditation from organizations like the Joint Commission don't have better mortality or readmission rates than their non-accredited peers, according to a new...
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Older vets often leave hospital on increased dose of blood pressure pills

Oct 19, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Doctors may be overtreating high blood pressure in U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals, a new study suggests....
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Benefit Of Multimillion-Dollar Industry That Accredits Hospitals Called Into Question In Study

Oct 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Harvard University study challenges the assertion that patients benefit when a hospital is accredited. “The wealthy, big hospitals that generally have more resources are more likely to be Joint Commission-accredited, and the thinking is that they have better outcomes,” said Ashish Jha, the author of the study. “What you find is that it doesn’t have a big effect, and it really makes you worry. We’ve put a lot of faith and resources into...
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Hospitals have an unrealized $25.4 billion supply chain opportunity

Oct 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospitals could save significant money if they standardize purchasing, analyze data that tie costs to patient outcomes and facilitate collaboration between physicians and administrators, according to a new...
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Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens nearly 100

Oct 18, 2018 , CNN Health
At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported....
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Automated System Identifies Dense Tissue, A Risk Factor For Breast Cancer, In Mammograms

Oct 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an automated model that assesses dense breast tissue in mammograms -- which is an independent risk factor for breast cancer -- as reliably as expert radiologists. This marks the first time a deep-learning model of its kind has s......
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10 ways to improve your hospital’s blog

Oct 18, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
This is key: Know your...
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Infectious Diarrhea Spores Survive High Temperatures Of Hospital Laundering

Oct 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Washing contaminated hospital bedsheets in a commercial washing machine with industrial detergent at high disinfecting temperatures failed to remove all traces of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes infectious diarrhea, suggesting that linens could be a source of infection a......
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Hospitals poised to report weak third-quarter admissions

Oct 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Analysts predict HCA Healthcare will once again outshine its investor-owned hospital peers in the upcoming third-quarter earnings...
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Hospital gives children electric cars to drive themselves to operations

Oct 17, 2018 , CNN Health
A hospital in England has come up with a creative way to make operations a little less daunting for children, by providing them with miniature electric cars....
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‘Service Rationalization’ the Most Stubborn Cost Challenge: Hospital Survey

Oct 17, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Oct. 15—The area where hospitals struggle most to find savings is in efforts to reduce or eliminate...
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