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ACOs, other delivery reforms shift job roles at hospitals
By Melanie Evans | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals' need to cut costs and coordinate care is driving health systems to give clinical and clerical workers greater responsibility for direct patient services, freeing up more-credentialed professionals for work only they are qualified to do.
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Doc-owned device distributors targeted by feds
By Jaimy Lee | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit alleging that three surgeons performed unnecessary spinal surgeries, a distribution company they invested in encouraged them to pressure hospitals to buy its medical implants, and the company and one of the surgeons denied the physician investments even as...
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Tech fixes ease sharing of sensitive patient data
By Joseph Conn | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This spring, Michigan lawmakers removed a major roadblock to the exchange of patient medical records between behavioral-health and medical providers by approving a uniform patient notification and consent form.
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Citation: University of Arizona Medical Center, Behavioral Health Pavilion and Crisis Response Center
By Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Awards judge James Bicak cited the University of Arizona Medical Center's new facilities as an example of a design that fits aesthetically into its desert environment with its look and use of materials.
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IT entrepreneurs rush into healthcare, but will human touch be missing?
By Darius Tahir | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The vision of providing better, faster, cheaper and more consumer-friendly healthcare is shared by many digital health and telehealth startups. Still, shifting healthcare services to the digital realm involves new challenges in ensuring quality and appropriate utilization.
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Award of Excellence: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
By Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Chris O'Brien was the founder of the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute. He died in June 2009 from a brain tumor, but not before using his experience to develop a 96-bed integrated cancer-treatment center, where outpatient care, clinical trials, research, education, complementary therapies...
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Honorable Mention: Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
By Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The nearby Ohio River was used as a pattern and organizing element for the flowing design of the Owensboro (Ky.) Health Regional Hospital, which Design Awards judge James Bicak described as an “iconic experience.”
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Modern Healthcare Design Awards winners know how to engage patients
By Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Now in their 29th year, Modern Healthcare's Design Awards have chronicled the industry's pursuit to define, design and create the ideal healing environment. And, according to one of this year's judges, the strongest entries in this year's...
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Citation: Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
By Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Patients treated at the 10-story Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility in Toronto typically stay for about three months.
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Award of Excellence: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
By Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Just after it opened in April 2013, the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was put to the test when 32 survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing received treatment there.
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