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ECRI Institute founder Dr. Joel Nobel dies at 79
By Sabriya Rice | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Joel Nobel, who founded the not-for-profit ECRI Institute in 1968 to address safety, quality and costs issues in the field of healthcare, died last week at age 79, the organization said Tuesday.
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Cleveland Clinic takes cardiac network to New York
By Bob Herman | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Cleveland Clinic said Tuesday that it has chosen North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., as its exclusive partner in New York for heart-care referrals.
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Preventable deaths after urological surgery rising: study
By Reuters | August 19, 2014
As more urological surgeries are performed outside hospitals, deaths from preventable complications among men and women getting inpatient surgery have risen, according to a new study.
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New medical technology poses safety problems if users not trained properly | To improve patient safety, hospitals urged to adjust for how staff use new technology
By Sabriya Rice | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts say some types of adverse events and near-misses commonly happen when new technology is introduced without adequate analysis of how staff will interact with new devices.
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OSHA fines New York hospital for workplace violence
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, a 790-bed hospital in New York, $78,000 over dozens of incidents in which patients and visitors assaulted employees.
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Criticism of Oregon's med-mal mediation law off base, lawmaker says
By Andis Robeznieks | August 15, 2014
An Oregon law to encourage settlement of medical malpractice claims through disclosure, apology and compensation has taken heat from HHS and the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen because it exempts some claims from being reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank. But the bill's sponsor...
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Reform Update: Patients' cost sensitivity worries some doctors
By Melanie Evans | August 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Doctors who are more accustomed to fielding patient questions about the benefits of procedures, tests, drugs and specialist referrals say patients increasingly are demanding answers to two additional questions: How much will it cost and do I really need it?
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Malpractice claims can be kept out of court, but not the NPDB
By Andis Robeznieks | August 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS has ruled that all medical malpractice claims that include a written demand for payment must be reported to a national database even if the cases are resolved under state programs designed to settle the matters outside of court.
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Malnourished seniors slip through healthcare system's cracks
By Sabriya Rice | August 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
With the number of Americans age 65 and over expected to surge by more than a third over the next decade, some experts are concerned that malnutrition among the elderly is too often overlooked, especially for those outside of assisted-living facilities.
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OSHA fines New York hospital over workplace violence
By Bob Herman | August 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, a 790-bed hospital in New York, $78,000 because of dozens of incidents in which patients and visitors assaulted employees. One of the most egregious events left a nurse with severe brain...
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