Hospitals focus on antibiotic overuse as CMS prepares new mandate

Hospitals focus on antibiotic overuse as CMS prepares new mandate

By Maureen McKinney  |  December 20, 2014

Antibiotic resistance is a threat to national security. That's how President Barack Obama described the rapid growth of such resistance when he issued an executive order in September instructing HHS and the Defense and Agriculture departments to take aggressive action on the issue.

CHI faces financial strains in building national network

By Melanie Evans  |  December 20, 2014

In the ongoing rush of healthcare deals, perhaps no other health system has been as aggressive as Catholic Health Initiatives, which has executed a dozen transactions in the past three years that have expanded its operations into health insurance and established a $1 billion foothold in Texas.

Child in Chicago tests negative for Ebola

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 20, 2014

A child who was isolated as a potential Ebola case was released Saturday from the University of Chicago Medical Center after tests for the virus came back negative.

Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

By Associated Press  |  December 20, 2014

Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health.

Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data

By Associated Press  |  December 20, 2014

A Chicago-based healthcare system is notifying nearly 3,000 patients that their personal information may have been on a laptop computer that was stolen in October.

Tight expense management helps boost surplus at Sutter

By Beth Kutscher  |  December 20, 2014

Sutter Health, a 24-hospital system based in Sacramento, Calif., has continued to improve its operating performance through the first nine months of the year, cutting expenses to overcome flat revenue growth.

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