• OSHA Cites Subcontractor for Asbestos Exposures in Hospital Demolition

    Chicago-area subcontractor K.L.F. Enterprises faces $392,002 in OSHA fines for exposing its employees and others to asbestos during the structural demolition of a Waukegan, Illinois, hospital, the agency announced May 15.

  • Banner Health Bets Big on AI for Clinicians

    Arizona-based Banner Health is giving clinicians in all 33 of its hospitals across six states access to a tool within the EHR that summarizes clinical notes. The technology, developed by Regard, is designed to reduce the clinician’s time spent in front of a computer and facilitate easier access to decision support for care management.

  • CMOs Have Key Role to Play Addressing Staff Mistreatment in OB-GYN Field

    The recently published research article conducted a systematic review of 10 studies on harassment and 12 studies on interventions. One study that examined harassment rates in several medical specialties found that OB-GYN was second only to general surgery in specialties linked to the highest rates of sexual harassment.

  • Nurse Input is Crucial to Jefferson Health’s Virtual Nursing Program

    Gartner is one of the point people for the Philadelphia-based health system’s Virtual Nursing program, which is entering its second iteration after a 90-day pilot in 2023 on two floors of one hospital. They’ve sharpened their focus now, she says, with funding for a more durable model and clear goals for sustainability and scalability.

  • National Nurses Week 2024 Resources from PSQH

    As National Nurses Week wraps up, we want to salute the valuable and courageous work done by nurses at all levels of care. We highlighted the efforts of nurses this week and will continue to do so. Thanks to our partners, Collette Health and Drexel University, this week for their support.