Caucus Pushes for Telemedicine Expansion in Congress
by PSQH, May 24, 2017
When it comes to healthcare and congress, finding bipartisan support on anything is a daunting task. Politicians from both sides are coming together in support of new bills aimed at improving and expanding telemedicine services in the United States.
Putting A Lid on Waste: Needless Medical Tests Not Only Cost $200B – They Can Do Harm
by Kaiser Health News, May 24, 2017
Some experts estimate that at least $200 billion is wasted annually on excessive testing and treatment. This overly aggressive care also can harm patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed to cause 30,000 deaths each year.
CMS Gives States Until 2022 to Meet Medicaid Standards of Care
by Kaiser Health News, May 17, 2017
Federal standards requiring states find ways of delivering care to Medicaid enrollees in home and community-based settings will take effect in 2022 instead of 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced last week.
Preventable Ransomware Attack Hits Hospitals Worldwide
by PSQH, May 16, 2017
More than 300,000 computers in 150 countries were hit by a ransomware virus called “Wanna Cry.” The virus struck various companies, hospitals, and individuals, forcing them to pay $300 in untraceable currency to regain access to their files.
Joint Commission: 3 Tips On Preventing Workplace Violence
by PSQH, May 10, 2017
In 2013, more than 70% of the 23,000 significant injuries resulting from assault at the workplace occurred in healthcare and social service settings. In 2014, a survey found that 76% of nurses have experienced verbal or physical abuse from patients and visitors.
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Bootcamp Monday 06/26/2017Accreditation Specialist Boot Camp
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