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Safety journal blasts Denham in conflict of interest scandal

Safety journal blasts Denham in conflict of interest scandal

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 26, 2014

The editors of the Journal of Patient Safety found that five of 10 articles on operating room sterilization practices authored by disgraced former editor Dr. Charles Denham failed to disclose his financial conflicts of interest relevant to those articles.

N.M. med society president-elect suspended over alleged misconduct

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 26, 2014

An OB-GYN who is the president-elect of the New Mexico Medical Society has had his license suspended by the state's medical board for several alleged offenses, including drinking on the job and leaving a birthing mother unattended while having sex with another patient.

CMS considers coverage of dual testing for cervical cancer

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 26, 2014

The CMS has decided to follow the American Academy of Family Physicians' suggestion that it begin a national coverage analysis to determine if the agency should pay for women to get a combination Pap smear and HPV test every five years to screen for cervical cancer.

Advanced EMS may not be best for cardiac-arrest patients

By Sabriya Rice  |  November 25, 2014

Patients in cardiac arrest may be better off riding to the hospital in an ambulance without advanced life support services. A new study finds that cardiac patients who received advanced care from paramedics had lower survival rates and worse clinical outcomes at substantially higher costs.

Study shows promise and pitfalls of clinical decision support

By Darius Tahir  |  November 19, 2014

Information technology is supposed to help healthcare providers make better decisions. But a study published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows both the promise and the drawbacks of harnessing software to improve clinical decisions.

Providers see the digital future and, mostly, know it's theirs

By Darius Tahir  |  November 18, 2014

Healthcare professionals are moving to a digital health future but with some major obstacles in their way, according to results of a survey of 1,000 doctors, nurses and other providers released Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Doctor's Ebola death underscores deadly nature of disease

Doctor's Ebola death underscores deadly nature of disease

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 17, 2014

The Ebola-related death on Monday of a surgeon from Sierra Leone at a Nebraska hospital should serve as a painful reminder of the deadly nature of the disease even under the best circumstances.

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