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Q&A: Don Berwick Reflects on Healthcare Reform, Part I

Cheryl Clark

In an interview, the former CMS administrator and co-founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement talks about Medicare, and the coming era of "all-or-nothing" metrics, and the pace of healthcare reform. >>>


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Malpractice Claims Drop 39% Under Perinatal Safety Initiative

Neonatal and maternal harm and its costs can be reduced when hospitals use three sets of process bundles, an effort by the healthcare alliance Premier has found. >>>

Parkland Preps for CMS Reassessment

With most recommendations in its corrective action plan complete, Parkland Hospital is preparing for a federal inspection to determine whether it is eligible to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding. >>>

Patient Safety Programs Pay Off for Healthcare Workers

A healthcare environment made safer for patients, through the use of technologies such as patient lifting devices, is inherently safer for physicians, nurses, and other clinical caregivers, a risk analysis suggests. >>>

34 Ways to Stop Colorectal Surgery Infections

Seven hospitals participating in the Joint Commission's Surgical Site Infection Project confirm the effectiveness of 34 factors to cut frequency and length of stay. But there is no one-size-fits-all suite of tactics. >>>

mHealth Trials Are Happening, Without the Clinic

Mobile health technology is booming. But at some point, it's likely that someone will suffer serious bodily harm or die because of an app. Government regulation of mHealth will follow. >>>

Exeter Patients May Have Suffered Pain from Drug Diversion

Not only were Exeter Hospital patients undergoing cardiac catheterization procedures infected with hepatitis C by an alleged "serial infector" employee, but some may have suffered during their procedures because they didn't get enough anesthetic. >>>


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News Headlines

Hospital bed alarms don't deliver results

USA Today, December 6, 2012

Opinion: Healthcare savings without Medicare cuts

Politico, December 6, 2012

Electronic health records breed digital discontent for some docs

Kaiser Health News / Colorado Public Radio, December 5, 2012

MD medical center mulls cancelling surgeries due to drug shortage

WBAL, December 5, 2012

NC hospitals warn employees to get flu shot or get fired

ABC News, December 5, 2012

GAO report reveals biggest violators of healthcare fraud

Compliance Week, December 4, 2012

With some hospitals closed after hurricane, ERs at others overflow

The New York Times, December 4, 2012

Med tech in hepatitis C case pleads not guilty

Concord Monitor / Associated Press, December 4, 2012

FL appeals court ruling disappoints HCA trauma centers, December 3, 2012

MA nurses angered by policy requiring masks for those who decline flu shot

The Boston Globe, December 3, 2012

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