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Caring for patients to prevent chronic conditions is among the top challenges facing healthcare today, standing alongside the more established acute care. Read about the innovations that help providers coordinate and improve care.

Addressing cultural issues 
that increase the risk of suicide

Addressing cultural issues 
that increase the risk of suicide

Intermountain Healthcare has launched a new initiative aimed at stemming the rising tide of suicides. At its core is acknowledging the fact that Intermountain serves communities that cherish their right to bear arms.  »

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Urgent-care clinics overprescribe antibiotics

Urgent-care clinics overprescribe antibiotics

Nearly half of urgent-care patients diagnosed with conditions that don't require antibiotics received a prescription for one anyway, raising concerns that the practice will contribute to the spread of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens.

Electronic consults help health systems boost efficiency

Electronic consults help health systems boost efficiency

When doctors consult with specialists virtually, they can cut down on unnecessary specialist visits and gain insights that would otherwise be out of reach.

Catering to the elderly in the ED

Catering to the elderly in the ED

St. Joseph's University Medical Center has received Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians for its geriatric emergency department. Elderly patients can expect to be treated by specially trained clinicians.

Healthcare lawyers tout surge 
in care transactions as transformational

Healthcare lawyers tout surge 
in care transactions as transformational

Whether and how all the dealmaking in healthcare actually translates into better care and lower spending is left a little vague by the lawyers handling them.

States expand telemedicine to allow prescribing of controlled substances

States expand telemedicine to allow prescribing of controlled substances

More states are allowing providers to prescribe controlled substances via telemedicine, reflecting growing acceptance for the technology overall. But federal restrictions remain, and reimbursement is still lagging.

Providers receive new guide to navigate infectious disease testing

Providers receive new guide to navigate infectious disease testing

Two societies published a new guide to help healthcare providers properly handle specimens for molecular testing in order to reduce errors that could lead to misdiagnoses and harmful outcomes.

Mount Sinai's hospital-at-home model improves patient outcomes

Mount Sinai's hospital-at-home model improves patient outcomes

Patients participating in a hospital-at-home model crafted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reported shorter readmissions, fewer emergency department visits and better patient experience.

Physical therapy and rehab go virtual

Physical therapy and rehab go virtual

By improving adherence to rehab regimens, Reflexion Health wants to improve outcomes.

Oral hygiene program reduces infections among young cancer patients at Johns Hopkins

Oral hygiene program reduces infections among young cancer patients at Johns Hopkins

The hospital in September 2016 introduced the oral care bundle, which ensures patients undergoing chemotherapy maintain good oral hygiene to reduce infection risks.

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