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Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

... patients are more likely to arrive at the hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be ... acuity levels -- how sick the person was -- and hospital admissions rates were similar in comparing the ... of insurance status, use of ambulance transport, hospital admission rate, acuity level and other factors." ...

Fumbled handoffs can lead to medical errors

... results are pending at the time of a patient's hospital discharge is common and can lead to serious ... University School of Medicine has found that hospital discharge summaries are grossly inadequate at ... of General Internal Medicine . During a hospital stay tests are ordered by emergency department ...

York Hospital Trauma Center Upgrade

... 2009 through September 30, 2010: York hospital , York , PA The Pennsylvania Trauma ... They are not intended to replace the traditional hospital and its emergency department for minor injuries. ... from the time of injury to treatment at a local hospital and/or trauma center and through the ...

Chindex International, Inc. Launches World-Class Cancer Treatment Center

... today announced that the Company's Western-style hospital network, United Family Healthcare ("UFH"), plans ... world-class setting. While Beijing United Family hospital is an established leader in a variety of cancer ... ambulatory clinics in China. The Company's hospital network currently operates in Beijing, ...

UC design research points the way so you won't get lost at the hospital

... the way for anyone who has ever gotten lost at a hospital or other health-care setting. That help is in ... or education level to specific points in a hospital or other health-care setting. So, for instance, ... and guide users to specific service areas: hospital admission, dental care, genetics counseling, ...

OBP Medical Inc. to Raise the Bar in Patient Care and Satisfaction

... uncovered : all words accurately describing the hospital gowns used by healthcare facilities across the ... influence in how they perceive their overall hospital experience. The last concern a patient should have during a hospital stay is the feeling of being over exposed and ...

Richard Slack joins Navvis & Company

... for Catholic Healthcare West's St. Joseph's hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, and four years ... for Allina Health System's Abbott Northwestern hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Immediately prior to ... from the University of Nebraska, and masters of hospital administration/masters of science in public ...

MedCath Corporation Reports Third Quarter Earnings

... amount of Medicare Disproportionate Share hospital (DSH) payments certain hospitals were eligible for in prior fiscal years. The primary method for a hospital to qualify for Medicare DSH reimbursement is ... and Capital Expenditures Same facility hospital admissions in the third quarter of fiscal 2009 ...

Blood transfusion study: Less is more

... designed to assess patient outcomes as well as hospital variation in blood use. Blumberg and lead ... seemed to be due to widely varied practices among hospital sites. Also, blood use among women patients ... skin, the study said. The risk of death in the hospital was nearly 5 times greater among patients who ...

$10 Million in Startup Funding Approved for Maryland Health Information Exchange

... up to $10 million in startup funding through hospital reimbursement rate adjustments that will be used ... of Marylanders. It receives input from patients, hospital systems, physicians, insurance providers, ... being treated in the emergency room at Memorial hospital in Easton. CRISP submitted a comprehensive ...

Recondo Technology Introduces New Software Service for Hospitals

... Authorization-Denial Prevention (Auth-DP) allows hospital staff to identify required payer authorizations prior to service, ensuring that the hospital provides service only with the correct, approved ... bad debt, and lower administrative costs in the hospital revenue cycle. Visit Recondo Technology at ...

Happy Employees Lead to Healthier Patients

... and Measurement white paper examines link in hospital industry between employee satisfaction and ... Relationship between Employee Satisfaction and hospital Patient Experiences," is based on extensive ... of satisfaction are most likely to recommend the hospital to others when they are treated by ...

London's Barts Hospital Selects Varian Equipment to Offer Advanced Radiotherapy to More Cancer Patients

... at Barts and the London Cancer Centre at Barts hospital next spring. The new machines, ordered in ... site and upgraded with RapidArc, giving the hospital five modern Varian linear accelerators when ... hospitals Barts in the City and the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel are both being redeveloped. Barts ...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

... and Women's Cancer Center - Massachusetts General hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA; Duke Comprehensive ... Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH; ... NY; Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. ...

Medizone Expects OTCBB Listing

... shares would facilitate the financing of hospital beta testing and initial production of the company's AsepticSure hospital sterilization system. "Importantly," noted Edwin ... "Medizone is preparing a transition into the hospital beta testing stage. We now expect to ...

South Carolina-Based AnMed Health Selects CHS for Affiliation Agreement

... Healthcare, based in Charleston, and Union hospital District, based in Union, as well as the ... medicine residents. About Cannon Memorial hospital Cannon Memorial hospital (www.cmhsc.org) is located in Pickens, South ...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

... for infections. That is especially worrisome for hospital patients who already have compromised immune ... she protested to management about inadequate hospital safety standards that she felt contributed to her ... from working nurses: At Sutter Solano hospital in Vallejo, Calif., nurses were refused access to ...

Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

... it has many implications -- if you land in a hospital that is aggressive, that will mean frequent ... instead of primary-care doctors, prolonged hospital stays, more days in the ICU, and higher ... lead to an increased risk of complications and hospital acquired infections. Intensity of Care ...

Scott & White Leadership Invited to National Forum on High Quality, Low-Cost Health Care

... and Clinical Practice, the Brigham and Women's hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health, and the ... the event. Conference attendees included hospital chief executives and chief medical officers, ... were drawn from The Dartmouth Atlas, CMS hospital Compare ...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

... is thriving, thanks to the devoted efforts of hospital staff and the assistance of a healthcare ... from surgeons who began at the end of last year, hospital leadership wanted to ensure they were doing ... To assist in the improvement project, hospital President and CEO Keith Page suggested engaging ...

St. Joseph Health System-Sonoma County Partners With Aegis Health Group to Bring Health-Management Program to Area Employers

... Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley hospital are responding to a need that is present in ... morale and productivity. This program allows the hospital and employers to become true partners in health. ... services. These include general acute-care hospital services, trauma services, urgent care services, ...

The Hospital of Central Connecticut Chooses AMICAS

... today announced a new contract with The hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain). This agreement will enable The hospital of Central Connecticut to achieve its reading, ... ) The hospital of Central Connecticut, which performs 200,000 ...

Locum Leaders Taps Hospitalist as Chief Medical Officer; Strengthens Leadership in Hospital Medicine Recruitment and Job Placement

... brings national leadership experience in hospital medicine and physician workforce management to ... He was recognized in May 2009 by the Society of hospital Medicine (SHM) as a member of the inaugural class of Fellows of hospital Medicine (FHM). He also chairs the SHM Family ...

Study finds increased 'sibling risk' of obstructive sleep apnea in children

... who were 18 years of age or younger had a first hospital diagnosis of pediatric OSA during the study ... between 1978 and 1986, and the study included hospital data on all children in Sweden 2.7 million ... groups, and the presence or absence of a primary hospital diagnosis of pediatric OSA during the follow-up ...

Response Times Vary for In-Hospital Heart Attacks

... can increase the chances of survival for hospital patients who have cardiac arrest, but sometimes ... to other factors, such as being admitted to the hospital for something other than heart problems or having ... that included information about the location, hospital teaching status, number of patient beds and the ...

ER Visits Mostly by Medicare, Medicaid Recipients

... of the 120 million visits made in 2006 to U.S. hospital emergency departments were billed to the Medicaid ... patients were the most frequent users of hospital emergency departments. Their rate of 452 visits ... indication that people without insurance use hospital emergency departments as their usual source of ...

Hitachi Medical Systems and Monarch Medical Announced as Co- Title Sponsors of the Health Connect Partners' 2009 Fall Radiology and Imaging Conference

... by offering the reverse expo format where the hospital and imaging center executives host the exhibit ... Our conference also has vast appeal to our hospital executives because our educational seminars earn ... 2009. Health Connect Partners will also host a hospital Pharmacy Conference at the Marriott on September ...

Prototype, 7-foot-tall sanitizer automates disinfection of hard-to-clean hospital equipment

... hard-to-clean equipment in the highly trafficked hospital emergency department. The novel device can ... room, then we can do it elsewhere in the hospital for non-critical equipment," she says. In the ... to further protect our patients and staff from hospital infections and save health care dollars by making ...

Oscar Award Winner, Dr. A.R. Rahman inaugurates Apollo Children's Hospital - the First Standalone Quaternary Care Paediatric Hospital in the Apollo Hospitals Group

... the First Standalone Quaternary Care Paediatric hospital in the Apollo Hospitals Group. (Logo: ... ) The Apollo Children's hospital is designed to provide comprehensive pediatric ... cheerful private rooms and tasteful suites. The hospital is staffed with 45 of India's finest pediatric ...

Free Compirion Webinar Promotes Nurse Rounding to Improve Patient Safety

... Director of Emergency Services at Outer Banks hospital in Nags Head, North Carolina, and at Hardin Memorial hospital in Kenton, Ohio. She was also the Director of Cardiopulmonary and Wellness at Mary Rutan hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Tackett received her ...

State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best for Heart Bypass Surgery, North Shore University Hospital Tops for Emergency Angioplasty Survival

... -- LIJ Medical Center ranks as the best hospital in New York for heart bypass surgery, according ... DOH's prestigious double-star ranking; the hospital had a risk-adjusted mortality rate of one percent ... cardiothoracic surgery at North Shore University hospital and LIJ, were among only 11 open-heart surgeons ...

Muskogee Community Hospital Adopts Steril-Aire UVC Lights for Infection Control, Green Benefits

... systems, reports that the new Muskogee Community hospital (Muskogee, Oklahoma) is using its UVC ... and procedural suites, marking the first time a hospital has used UVC technology in this way. Steril-Aire ... to improve indoor air quality and reduce hospital acquired infections. "We are hopeful that ...

National Cancer Coalition Announces Angel Grant Recipients

... - Chapel Hill, Dr. Jeffrey Taub of the Children's hospital of Michigan, and Dr. Eric Beyer of the University ... Fellowship Program at the Children's hospital of Michigan. Dr. Taub's grant will be used to ... requested pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and hospital supplies to public hospitals and local ...

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Drives Kentucky's Largest Electronic Medical Records Initiative With IBM

... ) Today, only 1.5 percent of U.S. hospital systems have a comprehensive electronic records ... seen at their physician's office, an acute care hospital or the emergency room, caregivers will have deep ... system includes EpicCare Ambulatory, Resolute hospital Billing, EpicCare Inpatient, Prelude Registration ...

Michigan IT Companies Helping the University of Miami Center for Patient Safety Tackle a Leading Cause of Death Using an RTLS Solution to Monitor Staff Hand-Washing Compliance

... solutions that not only reduce the potential for hospital acquired infections, but do so in a way that increases hospital staff efficiency." Tenarvitz continued, "Our ... There are about 4.5 HAIs for every 100 hospital admissions. Direct annual costs to US ...

Scientists Find Way to Make 'Good' Brown Fat

... Warman, chief of endocrinology at The Brooklyn hospital Center in New York City. "It's healthy. It keeps ... Mezitis, an endocrinologist with Lenox Hill hospital in New York City. "It could provide a lot of ... Warman, M.D., chief, endocrinology, The Brooklyn hospital Center, New York City; July 29, 2009, Nature , ...

New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow

... population ages, creating a greater demand for hospital care, retaining veteran nurses will be even more ... Health in Lynchburg, Va.; Mary Imogene Bassett hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y.; Edward hospital in Naperville, Ill.; and Hillcrest ...

Rush University Medical Center studies program to help older adults transition from hospital to home

... its program to help older adults transition from hospital to home. The goal of the study is to ... Medicare beneficiaries who are discharged from a hospital re-enter the hospital within a month. Reducing the rate ...

Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports Significant Increases In 2009 Second Quarter and Six-Month Earnings, Raises Full Year Guidance

... Inc. ("UHS") is one of the nation's largest hospital companies, operating acute care and behavioral ... INC. SELECTED hospital STATISTICS FOR THE ... INC. SELECTED hospital STATISTICS FOR THE ...

Hoag Hospital Certified as Baby-Friendly Facility

... Hoag hospital recognized by World Health Organization and ... Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoag Memorial hospital Presbyterian announced today its designation as a ... for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly hospital Initiative, an international program dedicated to ...
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