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Ohio Weighs Pros, Cons Of Expanding Hospital Oversight After Patient Overdose Deaths

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Ohio, the only state that doesn't license all hospitals, is examining more regulation after two hospitals lacked policies to prevent staff members from accessing and administering fatal amounts of painkillers. News on hospitals comes from Kansas, Missouri and Massachusetts, as...
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How to help patients—and yourself—cope with today’s stress

Apr 18, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
A relentless barrage of news—often frightening and negative—can take a toll on our mental and physical health. Communicators can help people cope in these trying times. The 24/7 news cycle and social media—combined with global violence and heartbreaking stories closer to home—can elevate stress levels in patients and workplaces. Employees in hospitals, schools and government […] The post How to help patients—and yourself—cope with today’s stress appeared first on Health Care...
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Changes To CMS Readmission Penalties Appear Effective In Addressing Unique Challenges Of Rural, Teaching Hospitals

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The changes were made to address complaints from hospitals—safety-net hospitals in particular—that they are unfairly penalized in the readmissions program because of their complex patient case mix. For rural hospitals, their average penalties are estimated to decline from $55,268 to $53,633; while average penalties for teaching hospitals will drop from $287,268 to $283,461. Other news from CMS looks at accountable care organizations and primary care...
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Cholera cases rise in Kenya's capital, top hospital says

Apr 17, 2019 , Reuters
The Kenyan capital has experienced a jump in cholera cases, one of the city's top hospitals said on Tuesday, adding that eight of its own staff had been infected with the disease....
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‘Superbugs' Found On Many Hospital Patients' Hands And What They Touch Most Often

Apr 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For decades, hospitals have worked to get doctors, nurses and others to wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs. But a new study suggests they may want to expand those efforts to their patients, too. Fourteen percent of 399 hospital patients tested in the study had “superbug” antibiotic-r......
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Safety-Net Hospitals Fare Better Under New Medicare Reimbursement Rules

Apr 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New Medicare reimbursement rules provide some relief to safety-net hospitals, shifting the burden of financial penalties toward hospitals serving wealthier patient populations, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The new rules also reduce the burden......
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Top cancer hospitals' outcomes may be better than affiliates'

Apr 13, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Patients often assume that surgical outcomes at all hospitals in a healthcare network are equally good. But a new study comparing outcomes from top-ranked cancer hospitals to their affiliates finds significant differences when it comes to complex cancer surgeries....
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Disease outbreaks feared in Libya, as supplies stretched: WHO

Apr 13, 2019 , Reuters
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that it feared outbreaks of infectious diseases due to dirty water and people fleeing fighting nearing Tripoli, where it has about two weeks of emergency supplies for hospitals and health facilities....
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International Red Cross says stepping up aid to Venezuela

Apr 12, 2019 , Reuters
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it has reached agreement with the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro to expand aid operations, supporting hospitals and health centers in providing vital medical care....
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Maryland’s global budget model: Impact on overall healthcare utilization remains murky

Apr 12, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Implementation of global budgets at some Maryland hospitals cut utilization for several services, according to recent research, but evidence suggests the care merely shifted to other hospitals and...
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State Highlights: On Brink Of Nurses Strike, New York Hospitals Agree To Increase Staffing Levels; Use Of Urgent Care Clinics Expands In New Orleans, Nationwide

Apr 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New York, Louisiana, Georgia, California, Ohio, New York, North Carolina, Iowa, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and...
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UnitedHealth To Expand Bundled Payments In Medicare Advantage

Apr 11, 2019 , Forbes
UnitedHealth Group will expand bundled payments to doctors and hospitals contracted with Medicare Advantage plans effective Jan. 1, 2020....
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Critics Question Culture Of Secrecy Around Deadly Bacteria At Medical Institutions, But Facilities Say Transparency Would Scare Patients Away

Apr 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Patient advocates say hospitals and health authorities are often slow to alert the public about drug-resistant germs, but hospital administrators and public health officials say the emphasis on greater transparency is misguided. In other public health news: fungus, weedkiller, supplements, and organs that are in the wrong spots....
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5 strategies for improving health literacy with digital signage

Apr 10, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Point patients in the right direction. Let’s tackle health literacy once and for all and move our health care system forward. Let’s remove complex and hard-to-understand messaging in all forms of communication. Let’s use innovative technology such as digital signage in hospitals to consistently engage patients and employees at the point of care. Tell people […] The post 5 strategies for improving health literacy with digital signage appeared first on Health Care...
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California allows aid-in-dying drugs for terminally ill, but hospitals set barriers

Apr 09, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Since 2016, a California law has allowed terminally ill patients to obtain and use aid-in-dying medications from their doctors. But nearly two-thirds of California hospitals have policies against prescribing the drugs and forbid affiliated doctors from helping patients get them, a survey shows....
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In Growing Trend, Hospitals Offering Tablets And Apps For Patients, Family Members To Track Care

Apr 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The apps provide medical information, such as medications and dosage, procedures, daily care schedules, test results and educational videos; photos of the patient’s physicians and nurses; and an expected date of discharge. The systems can also root out medical errors. In other health technology news: Alexa and the health care field, apps' impact on pharmacies, and prescription practices with...
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Disclosure Law Has Improved Nurse Staffing In New Jersey, Rutgers Study Finds

Apr 09, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A New Jersey law requiring hospitals and nursing homes to publicly report the number of patients per nurse has led to better nurse staffing ratios, a Rutgers study found. The study, in the journal Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, is the first to evaluate the effectiveness of the public report......
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Another Downside When Rural Hospitals Close: Towns Becomes Undesirable For Retirees

Apr 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A rural area might hope it can draw retirees and their 401ks to move to a quiet and less expensive location, but hospital closures are making some rethink that decision. News on hospitals comes from Kansas, California, Massachusetts and D.C., as...
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‘Alexa: Will You Transmit This Health Data, Please?’ Amazon Says New Software Allows Secure Transmissions

Apr 06, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Amazon revealed new software that allows hospitals and health insurers to use voice tools to transfer patient information that is protected by the U.S. health privacy law known as HIPAA. For now, patients on the West Coast can also benefit by gaining access to records and making...
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For Israel's hospitals, innovation can and must be self-funding

Apr 05, 2019 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
How Tel Aviv's Sheba Medical Center and Haifa's Rambam Medical Center look to innovation to generate...
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