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Why Did NYU Langone’s Emergency Generators Fail?

Cheryl Clark

NYU Langone Medical Center says it was in full compliance with all federal and state regulations as it prepared for Hurricane Sandy, but "many, many things happened that were really beyond anyone's control..." >>>


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Mount Sinai Innovates to Absorb Evacuated Patients

When NYU Langone Medical Center needed to move critically ill patients out of its storm-crippled hospital, Mount Sinai came up with a way to accommodate them. >>>

Q&A: NJ Health System CEO's Post-Sandy Appraisal

Hackensack University Health Network President and CEO Robert C. Garrett assesses his system's response to the massive storm. His team lost power, but accepted patients evacuated from another facility. >>>

Court Rulings Could Squelch Reports of Errors

Rulings by the Kentucky State Supreme Court may discourage healthcare providers from speaking up or collecting data about medical errors, say two hospital associations. >>>

Clinical Documentation for Higher Reimbursements

Hospitals and health systems must accurately define how sick their populations are—not only to take good care of patients, but also to be reimbursed correctly. Borgess Health uncovered more than $6 million in reimbursement by getting physicians to improve their documentation. >>>

Bad CDC Data May Have Skewed Research

Some Centers for Disease Control data on emergency department visits is so marred by error, that it calls into question the veracity of "hundreds of papers," a researcher says >>>

Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Provide Blueprint for Prevention

Minnesota's hospitals have been smoke-free for more than 10 years. Two studies suggest that workplace smoking bans are proving to be remarkably effective tools for reducing a smoking-related illnesses. >>>

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News Headlines

Hospital evacuation in NY exposes outdated power backup

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 1, 2012

HIE is critical public utility in Sandy disaster

Government Health IT, November 1, 2012

GAO: Doctors' 'self-referrals' cost Medicare more than $100M

The Hill, November 1, 2012

Payment reform has best chance to improve quality, cut costs

Bloomberg, November 1, 2012

Lessons from storm Sandy: When hospital generators fail

Time, October 31, 2012

A Colonoscopy Campaign for Gilligan’s Island Watchers

HealthLeaders Media, October 31, 2012

Hidden curriculum shapes how med students learn end-of-life care

NPR / Kaiser Health News, October 31, 2012

Health IT holds key to better care integration

InformationWeek, October 30, 2012

Nashville General Hospital supporters want inpatient care to continue

The Tennessean, October 30, 2012

FDA details contamination at pharmacy

The New York Times, October 29, 2012

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