Tags Hospitals


Apparently Nobody in Healthcare Trusts Each Other

There's no trust anywhere when it comes to healthcare-a new survey shows that hospital systems & doctors don't trust health plans & plans don't trust them.
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Two Words Can Soothe Patients Who Have Been Harmed: We’re Sorry

When a medical mistake causes serious harm, it is far better to apologize and compensate than deny and defend.
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5 Steps for Preventing Opioid Harm to Patients

Ideally, the clinical decision to monitor or not monitor patients receiving opioids with the available technology of pulse oximetry (for oxygenation) and capnography (for ventilation adequacy) should not be an option. However, hospital resource constraints may pose impediments to monitoring all patients receiving opioids.
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What Can Be Done about Medical Errors?

To reduce patient deaths, hospitals need to become “highly reliable” organizations.
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Are You Struggling to Attest to Meaningful Use?

Under newly defined provisions, you can claim a hardship exception for issues related to insufficient time to meet Meaningful Use reporting requirements for 2015, relating to the use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
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Governor Scott, Lobbying Money, and the Public’s Trust

A CNN investigation asserts that Gov Rick Scott’s administration scuttled hospital quality standards after two Republican political groups received large contributions from Tenet.
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Why Aren’t More Hospitals Preventing Respiratory Compromise?

Research shows that continuous monitoring in hospital medical-surgical units improves clinical outcomes, but many hospitals are not using it. Why?
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The Rise of the Hospital Administrator

The hospital administrator has evolved into the overlord of medical practice & is now dictating how, when, & where physicians & other providers work.
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Can We Squeeze the Waste Out of the High Cost of...

A significant chunk of the $163 billion spent on trauma care could be avoided if patients with minor injuries were transported to hospitals besides trauma centers.