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Reform Update: Capitated payments more acceptable to providers, survey finds
By Melanie Evans | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A survey of 39 health plans released this week adds to mounting evidence that hospitals and medical groups are getting comfortable with incentive-based payment structures that reward quality and lower costs. This new snapshot includes surprising evidence that a significant percentage are willing to...
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OSHA considers rule to protect healthcare workers from infectious diseases
By Sabriya Rice | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to issue a public report before the end of the year with guidance on protecting healthcare workers from infectious diseases.
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Ebola patient was initially released, Texas hospital admits
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospital officials at the Dallas facility currently treating the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. said Wednesday that the patient was initially released from the emergency department without being identified as a possible carrier for the virus.
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Epic Systems feeling heat over interoperability
By Darius Tahir | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Epic Systems' August decision to retain a Washington lobbyist was widely seen as a sign that the leading electronic health-record system vendor is feeling political heat based on the perceived lack of interoperability between its EHR systems and other systems.
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Nurses need adequate training on new devices, healthcare tech
By Andis Robeznieks | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nurses must be given adequate training on new products and devices as the work they do becomes more integrated with health information technology, nursing leaders and technology experts say. Also, care must be taken to make sure technology doesn't take too much attention away from the patient, they...
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University of Pennsylvania Health System posts robust 2014 financials
By Bob Herman | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, one of the largest academic medical centers in the country, recorded massive gains in its revenue and surpluses last year, while keeping expenses in check.
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FDA cites Hospira for drug manufacturing violations
By Bob Herman | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Drugmaker Hospira said Wednesday that it received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration regarding poor manufacturing quality at one of its facilities in Australia.
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AHIMA releases principles for new area: information governance
By Joseph Conn | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Health Information Management Association has launched a program to help its members become experts in the relatively new concept known as data governance of health information.
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CDC confirms Ebola case at Texas hospital
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The first Ebola infection diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a patient getting treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
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Open Payments website reveals $3.5 billion paid to docs, hospitals
By Jaimy Lee | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
More than half a million U.S. physicians and 1,360 U.S. hospitals have financial relationships with medical device and drug companies, according to data released Tuesday under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
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