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Keeping patients safe with therapy dogs, fending off MRSA

Keeping patients safe with therapy dogs, fending off MRSA

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 27, 2018

New research has found that patients who spent more time with therapy dogs increased their risk of contracting the superbug MRSA—a warning to hospitals that haven't examined their policies surrounding the popular programs.

Johns Hopkins, Cambridge work together on healthcare culture of safety

Johns Hopkins, Cambridge work together on healthcare culture of safety

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 13, 2018

Johns Hopkins University and Health System worked with researchers at the University of Cambridge to better address a prevailing culture where frontline staff felt afraid or intimidated to bring up patient safety issues with tenured physicians.

Predictive analytics tool offers clinicians actionable EHR data

Predictive analytics tool offers clinicians actionable EHR data

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 29, 2018

NorthShore has developed the Clinical Analytics Predictive Engine, a tool in the EHR that gives each patient a single risk score tied to multiple predictive models. The tool helps give clinicians a way to easily act on information to prevent adverse outcomes.

Catering to the elderly in the ED

Catering to the elderly in the ED

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 07, 2018

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.

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