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University of Wisconsin Hospital CEO retiring Sept. 1, and other news makers
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Donna Katen-Bahensky is retiring as CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, effective Sept. 1.
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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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Uptick seen in purchase of surgical lights; average prices spiked 30% in May
By Jaimy Lee | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average prices paid for surgical lights briefly jumped by 30% in May as more hospitals purchased highly configured and expensive systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index. But that increase is not expected to last.
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Vital Signs
Chemistry 101: Oxygen is not flammable
By Joe Carlson | July 15, 2014
High concentrations of oxygen used during surgeries are a potential fire hazard for patients, but that doesn't mean the O2 gas itself catches fire.
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Ultrasound system prices up 20%, driven by new system rollout
By Jaimy Lee | July 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average price of ultrasound systems rose 20% over the past year, in part because of the launch of a pricey new system and the uptick in the average price of premium systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.
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When it comes to clinical-decision software, what does autonomy mean?
By Darius Tahir | June 06, 2014
The National Nurses United organization has launched a campaign against a perceived invader: algorithms and clinical-decision-support software. The union charges that the software is costing nurses' jobs, and, just as importantly, their autonomy.
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Cardiac mapping system costs rise due to new models
By Jaimy Lee | May 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average cost of basic cardiac mapping systems went up nearly 13% over the past year due to the introduction of two new models to the U.S. market and an increasing number of hospitals purchasing highly configured and costlier systems, according to the most recent Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute...
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Teamwork key to reducing lab-results errors
By Dr. Steven H. Kroft | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Laboratory results are involved in the vast majority of patient diagnoses and treatment plans. The tests that generate those results are proliferating in number and becoming increasingly complex and targeted. This is a concern for all healthcare providers, particularly those who order the tests and...
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CRT-P pacemaker prices drop 12% as hospitals step up bargaining pressure
By Jaimy Lee | May 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average price paid by hospitals for cardiac implantable resynchronization pacemakers has dropped 12% over the last year, according to the most recent Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.
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Slide Show: ECRI's Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations
By Sabriya Rice | April 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The ECRI Institute this week released a list of 10 top safety issues facing healthcare organizations. See our photo gallery and find out what made ECRI's list, which is based on a review of 300,000 event reports, research requests and root-cause analyses.
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