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Focus on: Aging and the Silver Tsunami

Mar 21, 2019 , Mobile Health News
HIMSS Media's information brands Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance News, MobiHealthNews and HIMSS TV are diving into one of the most pressing issues facing healthcare today – baby boomers and their swelling demands on our system. We'll look at the challenges, opportunities, emerging technologies, and other tactics hospitals, health systems and payers are deploying to manage the needs of the aging-population...
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Can High-Potency Pot Make You Psychotic?

Mar 21, 2019 , WebMD
As many as 1 in 5 newly diagnosed cases of psychosis might be linked to daily cannabis use, according to data gathered from 11 hospitals across...
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Hospital Pricing Practices: Transparency And Clarity Are Lacking

Mar 20, 2019 , Forbes
Since 2015, the average pace of hospital and physician expenditures has exceeded prescription drugs. Legislators are attempting to pry open the black box of hospital costs. Per the 1st of January a new law requires all U.S. hospitals to post complete price lists of all procedures...
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Billionaire-Backed Health Venture ‘Haven’ May Find Itself Facing Legal Challenges Over Name

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
There are already dozens of companies named "Haven," with a large handful that deliver or facilitate health services. “It seems very risky to me,” said Jonathan Bell, managing director of Want Branding, a firm that advises companies on name selection. In other health industry news: health savings accounts, hospitals' religious policies, cost disclosures, and minimum wage increases....
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Nursing Work Environment Shapes Relationship Between EHR & Quality Of Care

Mar 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In the decade since the federal government’s electronic health record (EHR) initiatives first became law, nearly all U.S. hospitals have adopted some form of EHR technology. Now, focus is on how a comprehensive EHR can enhance outcomes. Yet, little is known about the sociotechnical factors that can ......
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Can Art Heal Our Healers?

Mar 18, 2019 , Forbes
The Arts in Medicine program of the NYC Health and Hospitals, which seeks to treat healthcare providers, adjunct staff and their families was recently launched at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, the oldest public hospital in the...
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High-volume hospitals and surgeons do better on neck artery procedures

Mar 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Patients who need blockages cleared in their carotid arteries to reduce the risk of stroke may want to seek hospitals and doctors who do a lot of these procedures, a new research review suggests....
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Quality of surgical care across a hospital network may vary

Mar 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Just because the flagship hospital gets good marks for patient care doesn't mean results will be equally good in affiliated hospitals in the same network, a new study finds....
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Turkey's Erdogan opens giant city hospital in Ankara amid criticism from medics

Mar 15, 2019 , Reuters
President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of the world's largest hospitals in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, brushing aside criticism of what is the latest in a series of mega projects that have marked his 16 years in power....
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Walmart is flying employees to top hospitals in other states for treatment

Mar 15, 2019 , CNBC Health
Walmart published an extensive case study this week on its efforts to improve health care for its...
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From The State Capitols: Organ Donations; Short-Term Health Care; Rural Hospitals And More

Mar 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News from the state legislatures comes out of Kansas, Maryland, Arizona, Texas, Ohio, Connecticut and...
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Sepsis A Leading Cause Of Death In US Hospitals But Many Deaths May Not Be Preventable

Mar 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Sepsis is a major contributor to disability, death and health care costs in the United States and worldwide. A growing recognition of the high burden of sepsis as well as media coverage of high-profile, sepsis-induced deaths have catalyzed new efforts to prevent and manage the disease. While new ini......
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Hospitals, Health Industry Question Trump Administration’s Legal Authority To Require Price Transparency

Mar 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Trump administration is considering requiring hospitals and insurers to reveal the true costs of medical services, which have always been tightly held, confidential secrets by the parties involved. The industry says the administration lacks the authority to mandate such disclosures, while also pointing out that they wouldn't do much to help consumers....
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Hospitals: Medicare-Like Public Options Don’t Pay Us Enough Money

Mar 13, 2019 , Forbes
The hospital industry Tuesday ripped Medicare-like public option proposals saying their payment rates aren't high enough....
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Nurses Reflect On The Benefits Of Certification

Mar 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) joins hospitals and healthcare organizations to celebrate and recognize certified nurses for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care as part of Certified Nurses Day, Tuesday, March 19. As healthcare becom......
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Hospital Cleaning Trial Cuts Infections

Mar 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A major trial of a bundle of hospital cleaning practices in 11 Australian hospitals has made significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections and demonstrated cost-benefits. The study, "An environmental cleaning bundle and health care-associated infection in hospitals (REACH): a multi-cen......
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Doctors pray for sick as blackout batters Venezuelan hospitals

Mar 12, 2019 , Reuters
Maria Rodriguez's daughter has spent a month in Caracas's J.M. de los Rios children's hospital with hydrocephalus, a buildup of spinal fluid in the brain, but staff there have faced an uphill battle treating the girl because of a nationwide power outage....
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Many Black Americans Live in Trauma Care 'Deserts'

Mar 09, 2019 , WebMD
Many "safety net" trauma hospitals in poorer urban areas have shut down or scaled back operations over the years, as funding has...
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The University Of Kansas Health System Selects Connexient For Digital Patient Navigation System

Mar 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The University of Kansas Health System has selected Connexient's MediNav Digital Wayfinding solution to help patients and visitors more easily navigate some of its hospitals and clinics throughout Kansas City. The "Indoor GPS" technology will improve the patient experience and reduce missed and late......
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Health Information Exchanges May Remedy Long Emergency Stays

Mar 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Hospitals that adopt health information exchanges can reduce the amount of time patients stay in emergency departments, according to a new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas. Health information exchanges (HIEs) are technology platforms that ease t......
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