Study Finds Major Problems With PPE Doffing

According to a report published in May 2019 in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a journal from The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, researchers found that more than a third (39%) of the 125 healthcare workers observed acquired a multidrug-resistant organism during a patient encounter.

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Arming PCPs to Screen and Intervene on Behavioral Health

At a time when the prevalence of drug overdoses is contributing to a reduction in life expectancy, when alcohol accounts for one in every 10 adult deaths in the United States, and when depression and suicide rates continue to rise at an unprecedented rate, there is renewed impetus to treat substance use and mental health issues like other health conditions.

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When Is a Doctor Too Old for the Job?

According to a 2017 study published in JAMA Surgery, the number of practicing physicians older than 65 in the United States has increased by more than 374% since 1975. In addition, in 2015, 23% of practicing physicians were 65 or older.

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Digitally Driven: Link Technology to Process Change

Measuring digital success via number of dashboards delivered fails to recognize the limited capacity of managers and staff to ingest dashboards and meaningfully act upon them. Digitally driven organizations tie each dashboard to specific objectives of the organization and ensure that users find the dashboards helpful in completing their work.

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The Return on Investing in Elder Care

IHI describes an age-friendly health system as one where older adults get the best care possible, experience no healthcare-related harms, and are satisfied with the care they receive.

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