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Two Virginia hospitals first to receive infection risk certification

Two Virginia hospitals are the first in the country to receive certification in a new program aimed to transform healthcare organizations' approach to managing infection risk.

Online tool helps map location of healthcare professionals

A new online tool released by the American Medical Association will help patients find locations of the healthcare workforce countrywide.

Cleveland Clinic announces next year's top medical innovations

The Cleveland Clinic has announced its top medical innovations for 2015.

Illinois hospital network saves $160M by reducing readmissions, patient harm events

Hospitals in health systems across Illinois that participate in the state Hospital Engagement Network prevented 15,887 patient harm incidents since 2012, saving more than $160 million, according to the Illinois Hospital Association.

Hospital business to dwindle as patients become consumers

The healthcare market is transitioning to a consumer-driven health market that could cut hospital inpatient business by 25 percent initially and by 40 percent over the longer term, according to an Oliver Wyman market report.

EHRs in NICUs could be refined to provide most relevant info

Electronic health records in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) could be modified to synthesize the vast amounts of data available to assist in clinical decision making and offer variations based on clinician role, according to a new study in  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 

Checklist can improve surgical patient handoff

A surgical checklist can improve communication and reduce potential errors during patient handoffs,  Medscape  reports.

Peer-to-peer HIE successful for Southeastern Minnesota Beacon Community

The Southeastern Minnesota Beacon Community demonstrated that it's possible to bring together hospitals, physicians, public health workers and school nurses for data sharing and targeted population health initiatives, according to a paper at  eGEMS  (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).

MGMA speaker makes business case to innovate healthcare communication

The healthcare industry's recent focus on patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores don't go deeply enough into repairing the core breakdowns in the way organizations help patients heal, according to M. Bridget Duffy, M.D., chief medical officer at Vocera Communications in San Francisco, who spoke at this week's Medical Group Management Association's annual conference.

3 reasons U.S. Ebola patients recover faster than those in West Africa

Medical experts have several theories on why, despite Ebola's devastating body count in West Africa, only one patient with the virus, Thomas Eric Duncan, has died in the United States, with all eight other patients treated in U.S hospitals either recovering or still alive, CNN reports.