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2562 Articles Matching "hospitals"

Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics

Jul 13, 2019 , WebMD
Each year in the United States, pneumonia sends 1 million adults to the hospital. The new study examined the medical records of 6,500 pneumonia patients treated at 43 Michigan hospitals. Of those, 60% were interviewed by phone within a month after they left the...
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Croatia's drugs wholesalers limit hospital deliveries as debts rise

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
Croatian drug wholesalers have decided to limit deliveries of medicines to some hospitals in a row over mounting debts and urged the government to pay immediately at least half of them now totaling 2.6 billion kuna ($396 million)....
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Hospitals Block ‘Surprise Billing’ Measure In California

Jul 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
California lawmakers on Wednesday pulled legislation that would have protected some patients from surprise medical bills for emergency care, citing opposition from hospitals. They vowed to resurrect the bill next...
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Reduced work hours for trainee doctors not seen to compromise care

Jul 12, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Physicians who trained in U.S. hospitals under recent reforms that capped their work hours appear to provide care that's similar in cost and quality to doctors who trained before workday reforms took effect, a new study suggests....
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In Health Care, We All Have Biases

Jul 12, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
Everyone involved in health care is likely aware of the disparities that exist in the system, from private patients who get fast-tracked and admitted to private rooms (all hospitals seem to have a “VIP” floor) to individuals who must wait until they are very ill and then can be treated as an emergency. And even [...] The post In Health Care, We All Have Biases appeared first on Off the...
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4 steps to reduce a hospital social media crisis

Jul 12, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Is your social media policy easy to understand? A report from Altimeter Group says social media crises are on the rise. But with proper preparation, you can avoid them. This is good news for hospital CEOs who view social media as a potential disaster waiting to happen. The report lists what organizations—including hospitals—can do to prepare. Altimeter […] The post 4 steps to reduce a hospital social media crisis appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Belgian university spinoff closes €1m seed financing round

Jul 11, 2019 lpostelnicu@himss.org (Leontina Postelnicu), Mobile Health News
ArtiQ now plans to use the money to launch its AI-based software and accelerate deployments in...
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Penalties not lowering hospital-acquired infection rates

Jul 11, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A penalty program established to reduce infections and other complications in U.S. hospitals hasn't made these events less likely or reduced fatalities or repeat hospitalizations, a large study suggests....
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Chinese medical AI startup Synyi raises $36.3M in Series C funding

Jul 10, 2019 , Mobile Health News
Shanghai-based medical AI startup Synyi announced that it has raised RMB 250M ($36.3M) in Series C funding led by Chinese tech giant Tencent. Founded in 2016, Synyi started with Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities in the Chinese language and focused on hospitals’ demand for scientific research data, combining AI & HIT to create their first smart analytics...
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Recent Antitrust Actions Against Hospitals, Insurers Purchasing Physician Practices Hint Of Obstacles To Come

Jul 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Recent decisions in court cases come as concerns mount over the growing consolidation of hospitals and physician practices and the impact on prices and total health spending. In other health industry news: jobs, blood pressure devices, and artificial intelligence....
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As Rural Hospitals Continue To Close, Patients Are Turning To Telehealth For Desperately Needed Care

Jul 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A recent NPR poll of rural Americans found that nearly a quarter have used some kind of telehealth service within the past few years. Meanwhile, homelessness is often considered an urban phenomenon but it's a growing problem in rural areas as well....
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Biden’s Healthcare Idea For Undocumented Immigrants Already Exists

Jul 07, 2019 , Forbes
Emergency care and treatment at hospitals as well as federally-subsidized community health centers is already available and provided to undocumented...
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Hospitals Are Joining The Freelance Revolution: Meet OBHG And The Future Of Medicine

Jul 03, 2019 , Forbes
The freelance revolution is alive and well, and growing nicely in medicine. Learn how the gig mindset and organizations like OBHG are helping doctors find a more satisfying...
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One Patient Dies Of Mold Infection That Forces Closure Of Seattle Children’s Hospital Operating Rooms

Jul 03, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Five other patients also developed an Aspergillus infection. Aspergillus is a common mold tolerated by most people but poses a greater risk to those with weakened immune systems. Gaps in air filtration is believed to have been key in the presence of mold. News on hospitals is from Missouri and Illinois, as...
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Include these 10 must-haves in your organization’s CMS

Jul 03, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
From medical clinics to community hospitals, health care marketers have a lot of content management system options. These features are essential. Selecting a content management system (CMS) for your health care organization can have deep consequences—for better or for worse. The platform you choose can either help or hinder your internal team’s efficiency. Its ability […] The post Include these 10 must-haves in your organization’s CMS appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Viewpoints: Hospitals Come Up Short By Failing To Treat Opioid Use Disorders; Warnings About How Medical Professionals Could Operate In States With Assisted Dying Laws

Jun 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Senators Agree Surprise Medical Bills Must Go. But How?

Jun 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is scheduled next week to mark up a massive legislative package on curbing health costs, but some of the details remain unresolved, including what formula to use to pay doctors and hospitals involved in surprise medical...
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License Revoked From Facility Where Incapacitated Woman Was Raped Following Reports Of Maggots Found On Resident

Jun 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Arizona state officials said they will seek a revocation of Hacienda's license based on findings from a recent survey and an "extremely disturbing incident involving inadequate patient care" that was reported this week. Other news on quality in care facilities and hospitals comes out of Minnesota, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Ohio....
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Death toll from UK hospital listeria outbreak rises to five

Jun 15, 2019 , Reuters
The number of people to die from a listeria outbreak in British hospitals has risen to five from three, Public Health England (PHE) said on Friday....
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This little girl noticed that some hospitalized kids didn't have stuffed animals. So, she did something about it

Jun 12, 2019 , CNN Health
A 7-year-old with epilepsy has spent a lot of time in the hospital -- and she's always had her teddy bear to comfort her. But she noticed that other kids didn't. So, she went on a mission to provide stuffed animals to children in hospitals, foster care and emergency situations....
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