• Primary Care Docs Face Obstacles Identifying, Managing Chronic Kidney Disease

    Sperati and colleagues at Johns Hopkins heard from four focus groups comprised of more than 30 primary care physicians across the nation, and found that many of them don’t have the knowledge or the tools to identify and manage patients with chronic kidney disease, especially in the early stages of the disease.

  • Study: 1 in 4 Healthcare Workers Lack Cybersecurity Training

    The report’s findings uncover a stunning lack of cybersecurity training among healthcare workers, leaving healthcare information technology systems—and electronic protected health information—vulnerable at a time when the healthcare sector leads all other industries in cybersecurity breaches.

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    FMH Reduces Sepsis Mortality by 65 Percent with MEDITECH

    By: Debra O’Connell and Lauren Small US hospitals are challenged by evolving, and often disparate, sepsis guidelines, including the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, CMS SEP-1 Core Measure, and The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). Recognizing the need for a comprehensive approach to sepsis care, Frederick Memorial Hospital designed a three-pronged strategy … Continued

  • Minority Women More Likely to Die from Pregnancy-Related Complications

    The disparity worsens as the women age, CDC found. Pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births were four to five times higher for black and American Indian / Alaska Native women age 30 or older than for white women of the same age.

  • Many Hospital ERs Lagging in ‘Pediatric Readiness’

    According to a new study, critically ill children brought to hospital EDs that aren’t prepared to care for pediatric emergencies face more than three times the odds of dying compared to children brought to hospitals well-equipped to care for them.