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Video: Finding the human factors in tech hazards
By Modern Healthcare | September 02, 2014
A team of clinical staffers at MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare demonstrate how an error can easily occur with a cardiac defibrillator used by the system's hospitals. MedStar Health, a 10-hospital not-for-profit system, launched the center in 2010 to address safety...
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More Medicare star ratings coming soon—unless providers can hit the brakes
By Sabriya Rice | September 02, 2014
Hospital groups and dialysis and home care providers warn that a rating system the CMS will apply to them soon is more likely to confuse consumers than help them compare providers' quality and safety.
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Hospitals often ignore policies on using qualified medical interpreters
By Sabriya Rice | September 02, 2014
As the U.S. grows more linguistically diverse, safety experts worry that healthcare providers too often fail to make interpreter services available to patients, increasing the risk of adverse events.
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To disclose CME payments or not to disclose, that is the question
By Jaimy Lee | September 02, 2014
Physicians and industry groups have until today to make their case that drug- and device-company payments made through accredited continuing medical education programs should not be publicly reported under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
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CMS offers holiday sale on audit appeals
By Modern Healthcare | September 02, 2014
In a pre-Labor Day weekend bid to lower its backlog of payment disputes, the CMS Friday offered to pay hospitals 68% of all medical claims appealed by providers after having been rejected by auditors.
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CMS finalizes EHR meaningful-use rule, adds some flexibility
By Darius Tahir | September 02, 2014
The CMS late Friday finalized a rule allowing hospitals and eligible professionals more flexibility in how they meet meaningful-use requirements for the electronic health-record incentive program. The agency had first proposed the idea in a May draft rule. Friday's final rule left the May proposal...
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Providers see little enthusiasm to join Pioneer ACOs
By Melanie Evans | September 02, 2014
Federal officials are floating the idea of expanding Medicare's Pioneer model for accountable care organizations, but they might struggle to recruit any new participants.
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N.Y. healthcare workers feel cost-cutting pressure
By Associated Press | September 02, 2014
Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks—but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk, N.Y., facility and a union voted to authorize a strike.
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Apple tells developers they may not sell personal health data to advertisers
By The Guardian | September 02, 2014
Apple has tightened its privacy rules relating to health apps ahead of next month's product launch, which is expected to see the unveiling of an updated iPhone and could include new wearable technology. The technology firm has told developers that their apps, which would use Apple's "HealthKit"...
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Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banks
By Associated Press | September 02, 2014
A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers.
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