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LHA Trust Funds Launches New Workplace Security Initiative

LHA Trust Funds Launches New Workplace Security Initiative

June 13, 2018 Concerned with workplace security? The LHA Trust Funds has engaged a team of security and crime prevention experts to provide security evaluations, demonstrate active shooter table top presentations and review workplace violence prevention plans as part of a new workplace security initiative. These services are offered as a value-added benefit at no cost to Members of the LHA Malprac ...Read More →

Catheters Pose More Risks Than Just CAUTIs

Catheters Pose More Risks Than Just CAUTIs

Accreditation Insider July 3, 2018 Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are a well-known issue related to urinary catheters. However, a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine finds the devices can cause more issues than previously thought. In fact, UTIs are five times less common than non-infectious problems caused by indwelling urinary catheters. In-depth interviews and chart reviews from mo ...Read More →

A Hospital’s Human Touch: Why Taking Care in Discharging a Patient Matters

A Hospital’s Human Touch: Why Taking Care in Discharging a Patient Matters

By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News July 12, 2018 The kidney doctor sat next to Judy Garrett’s father, looking into his face, her hand on his arm. There are things I can do for you, she told the 87-year-old man, but if I do them I’m not sure you will like me very much. The word “death” wasn’t mentioned, but the doctor’s meaning was clear: There was no hope of recovery from kidney failure. Garrett’ ...Read More →

Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Doctors Sexually Harassed By Patients

Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Doctors Sexually Harassed By Patients

By Joanne Finnegan FierceHealthcare July 12, 2018 Many doctors have to deal with a source of sexual harassment beyond co-workers—their patients, according to a new survey. More than 1 in 4 (27%) physicians have been sexually harassed by a patient within the last three years, according to a survey of more than 3,700 doctors by Medscape. Read more from FierceHealthcare.

NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation launch large study on aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men

NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation launch large study on aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men

National Cancer Institute July 17, 2018 The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress. It will investigate environ ...Read More →

Why the 2018 FGI Guidelines Account for ‘Patients of Size’ and How Your Facility Can, Too

Why the 2018 FGI Guidelines Account for ‘Patients of Size’ and How Your Facility Can, Too

By Megan Headley Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare July 18, 2018 The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery notes that bariatric surgeries have steadily increased in recent years, climbing 10% (to 216,000 total surgeries) from 2015 to 2016 alone. Yet bariatric patients aren’t the only group that may present challenges with movement and transfer throughout the healthcare setting ...Read More →

To Bring Health Information Privacy Into The 21st Century, Look Beyond HIPAA

To Bring Health Information Privacy Into The 21st Century, Look Beyond HIPAA

By Lucia C. Savage Health Affairs Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a “Viewpoint” by I. Glenn Cohen and Michelle M. Mello asking, among other things: “Is HIPAA up to the task of protecting health information in the 21st century?” As federal policy advisers and policy makers have quietly, if insistently, been pointing out since 2014, with the advent of health big d ...Read More →

The ‘4 Fs’ of medical mask selection

The ‘4 Fs’ of medical mask selection

Shayna Korol Becker’s Clinical Leadership & Infection Control June 26, 2018 As hospitals look to combat hospital-acquired infections amid the rise of antibiotic resistance, it is important for providers to be equipped with the proper facial protection for each clinical situation in surgical and procedural settings. The right mask can help reduce the risk of facial exposure to blood and ...Read More →

Six Steps for Evaluating Broken Processes

Six Steps for Evaluating Broken Processes

By William T. Choctaw, MD, JD, CSSBB Physician Advisor The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare The magnitude of nosocomial errors to patients has had a major effect on the healthcare industry and its providers. Mistakes occur every single day in our hospitals and have a devastating impact on our patients and their families. Our patients deserve better because they have a fundamenta ...Read More →

How Microsoft Is Shaking Up Healthcare

How Microsoft Is Shaking Up Healthcare

By Jessica Kim Cohen Becker’s IT and CIO Report In June, Microsoft revealed the names of two new executives joining its healthcare division, heightening curiosity about the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant’s plans to step into the industry. Microsoft has been building out its healthcare team for several years. Between 2013 and 2017 Microsoft filed 73 patents related to healthcare, most ...Read More →

Distinct newborn identification requirement

Distinct newborn identification requirement

R3 Report The Joint Commission Issue 17, June 25, 2018 Effective Jan. 1, 2019, one new element of performance (EP) will be applicable to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that provide labor and delivery services. This new requirement at National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.01.01.01 is designed to improve the quality and safety of care for newborns during their ho ...Read More →