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Hospital Acquired Infections Are Reported For Medicare Patients

Hospital Acquired Infections Are Reported For Medicare Patients

Hospital acquired infections; Mohsen Bayati of Stanford Graduate School of Business has examine a version of that question in recent research on how hospitals report infections for Medicare patients. “Before starting this project, they reading an article that said that such data aren’t always perfect,” says Bayati, an associate professor of operations, information, and technology…

Hospital Provide Tablet With Password Protected Patient

Hospital Provide Tablet With Password Protected Patient

Hospital; Removing the barriers of access to technology does not close the digital divide for African American and older patients, according to new research from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. As part of a larger examination of patient portal use, this study published in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health looked at the use of…

Infections In Hospital Can Make Already Sick Patients Sicker

Infections In Hospital Can Make Already Sick Patients Sicker

Infections in hospital; Most people expect hospital treatment to make them better. But for some, a stay in hospital can actually make them sicker. Their wound might get infect after an operation or they might get a blood infection; so as a result of a medical procedure. Our study, published today in the international journal Antimicrobial…

Trained Doctors Effects Shortened Working Hours

Trained Doctors Effects Shortened Working Hours

Trained doctors; When reforms shortened working hours for U.S. doctors-in-training, some worried: Was that enough time to learn the art of medicine? Would future patients suffer? Now a study has answers, finding no difference in hospital deaths, readmissions or costs when comparing results from doctors trained before and after caps limiting duties to 80 hours per week took…

Medical Residents Hours Does Not Hamper New Doctors

Medical Residents Hours Does Not Hamper New Doctors

When new rules capped training hours for medical residents at 80 hours per week in 2003, critics worried that the change would leave physicians in training unprepared for the challenges of independent practice. Now, new research published July 11 in BMJ and led by scientists in the Department of Health Care Policy in the Blavatnik Institute…

Health Cares and Hospital Quality Confidential Protected by Otava

Health Cares and Hospital Quality Confidential Protected by Otava

Health Cares; Otava a global leader in secure cloud services for enterprise and channel partners, has chose by The Hospital Quality Institute; (HQI) to create and manage two comprehensive virtual private cloud environments for confidential data. HQI collects and compiles both hospital quality and patient safety information and delivers thorough, accurate metrics to California Hospital…

In Hospital Cardiac Arrests Under BSN Nurse Care

In Hospital Cardiac Arrests Under BSN Nurse Care

In Hospital Cardiac Arrests; In this study patients have a greater chance of surviving in-hospital cardiac arrest with good neurologic function at hospitals with a higher proportion of nurses with bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degrees, suggests an analysis published in the July issue of Health Affairs. For every 10 percentage point increase in the number…

Population Growth Reduce Capital Availability Of Hospital Beds In IndiaPopulation Growth Reduce Capital Availability Of Hospital Beds In India

Population Growth Reduce Capital Availability Of Hospital Beds In India

Population Growth; India already faring poorly relative against other emerging and developed economies in terms of per capita availability of hospital beds. The country is likely to to witness a sharp slowdown in population growth in the next two decades. Rising population over the next two decades will sharply reduce the per capita availability of…

Hospitals to prevent unnecessary costly care.

Hospitals To Prevent Unnecessary Costly Care

Hospitals; Every American hospital has two front doors: The real one, and an imaginary revolving door. Any patient who winds up back in the hospital within a few weeks of getting out travels through that imaginary door. And the more of them there are, the more money their hospital stands to lose from the Medicare system.…

Hospitals Address Opioid Crisis Via Stewardship With Strong Pharmacist

Hospitals Address Opioid Crisis Via Stewardship With Strong Pharmacist

Hospitals look for ways to stem the opioid crisis, a survey of health-system pharmacy directors released today found that most large health systems have active stewardship programs to prevent the misuse of opioids with pharmacists playing a key role in detecting drug diversion and identifying strategies to encourage appropriate opioid prescribing. The findings are part…

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Nursing Home Discovered Large Daily Staffing Fluctuations

Nursing Home; Researchers who analyzed payroll-based staffing data for U.S. nursing homes discovered large daily staffing fluctuations, low weekend staffing and daily staffing levels that often fall well below the expectations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), all of which can increase the risk of adverse events for residents. A study publish…

Nursing Home residents are obese

Nursing Home Can Accommodate Obese Residents

Nursing home:In this study about 30% of nursing home residents are obese. That can complicate their care. The facility may need to buy them special wheelchairs or motorize lifts. Nursing aides may struggle to help them shower. And doctors may grapple with how or even whether to restrict their diets. Staffs at nursing home West…