In the news this week: Healthcare job growth hits a skid; Robots are programmed for direct patient care jobs; Tennessee strengthens laws to protect nurses and physicians from workplace violence. >>>
Retained surgical objects, patient falls, and medication errors are the top violations leading to immediate jeopardy penalties issued to hospitals by the California Department of Health Thursday. >>>
Loyola University Medical Center endured its share of objections from healthcare workers who did not want to be vaccinated against influenza. But it has found a way to convince nearly everyone on staff to get the flu shot. >>>
An exception to federal 30-day mortality measures may incent hospitals to prematurely push patients into hospice care, says one critic, who calls it an unintended consequence of healthcare reform. >>>
Health insurance exchange plan offerings may not be an option for hospitals that fail to contract with qualifying patient safety organizations by the federal deadline. But hospitals are still waiting for CMS to clarify the complex regulation. >>>
Relatively common among hospital patients, malnutrition is often overlooked by physicians. But improving nutrition intervention procedures not only raises quality of care, it can also reduce both hospital costs and readmissions. >>>
By opting not to expand Medicaid, Texas is passing up an estimated $90 billion in federal funds over the coming decade, leaving its healthcare providers, especially hospitals, in a tough financial spot. Rural care facilities are especially vulnerable. >>>
Inefficiency in hospital and health systems used to be rewarded—not willfully, but because there wasn't a good business reason to change things. Now there are financial incentives for care coordination, which takes teamwork—and leadership. >>>
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