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Patient Care & Outcomes

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Latest Headlines

Physician rankings "game changing" for selection process

Just in time for open enrollment, physician rating database Healthgrad es  will launch a new version of its website Monday,  USA Today  repo rted.

Joint Commission shines spotlight on healthcare safety

The Joint Commission released new guidance this week urging hospital leaders to foster and maintain a safety of culture within their organization

3 new federal guidelines to contain the Ebola virus

Stricter guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for healthcare workers treating the Ebola virus center on three key principles, according to new guidance from the agency.

CDC urges stronger Ebola precautions for physician offices

A false alarm with a patient suspected to have E bola  at a Massachusetts medical practice last week prompted an outcry for more guidance as to how offices should respond to the threat, the  Boston Globe  re ported.

Patient early warning detection system reduces mortality rates by 35 percent

Patient early warning detection system alerts staff to minor changes in a patient's conditions can help prevent more serious events down the line and reduce mortality rates.  

Joan Rivers' death renews scrutiny of office-based surgeries

The recent high-profile death of Joan Rivers after an outpatient end oscopy procedure  has brought more attention to safety concerns at surgical centers and other ambulatory settings, though it's an issue that has been on regulators' radar for some time, according to an ar ticle  from  Crain's New York Business.

Improving care transitions for pediatric asthma patients

Ivor Horn, M.D., an emergency medical physician at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., has her sights set on creating truly patient-centered technology with mobile solutions. She and fellow physicians at Children's are focusing on at-risk children and adolescents with asthma--and the stress and confusion that caring for those children that can cause parents.

Aetna helps members address emotional impacts of cancer

Aetna has launched a new pilot program that aims to help its members address the emotional impacts of cancer in addition to all the physical issues. The program, called Aetna CarePal, connects members who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer to members who have already survived the disease, the insurer said yesterday in an article on its website.

Campaign promotes education, credentialing for hospice and palliative care

The Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association and two affiliated groups launched a $5 million campaign Monday to train nurses and other professionals to care for patients with serious illnesses.

Ebola in US could have shed light on hospital medical errors--but it hasn't

The Ebola virus' history in the United States has been quite limited: One overseas and two domestic infections in total, far fewer than the number of people in the country who will die today...