According to a study on the unintended consequences of national EHR adoption, poor interoperability can lead to medical errors, fragmentation of patient data, redundant testing, and an overall increase in costs.
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) predicts “significant” patient care “disruptions” will result from the EPA’s proposed regulations to slash ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions by 80%, according to Radiology Business.
Karmanos employs employment strategies typical of most hospitals—sign-on bonuses, competitive salaries, and additional education—but its mission of cancer care seems to resonate strongly in the nurses who work there.
Any infection can result in sepsis, and the CDC states that nearly 87% of sepsis cases start before the patient gets to the hospital. Sepsis is also a notable cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In America, 1.7 million adults develop sepsis, and 350,000 die during their hospitalization, according to the CDC.
Among the key findings, the survey finds that 83% of respondents believe they should be offering formal programs to help care for members with cognitive decline. Health plan leaders are enthusiastic about innovative interventions and support, including reducing social isolation, improving balance and physical health, and nonpharmaceutical treatments.
A recent profile in the peer-reviewed journal Expert Review of Medical Devices by Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, BSN, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC, looks at the Orchid SRV tension-activated breakaway safety release valve and how introducing an accessory between IV tubing and the catheter could protect against dislodgement.
Hearing about Dr. Ventura’s research on the use of serial pancreatic stone protein to diagnose sepsis led our Sepsis Advisory Board to propose to the Global Sepsis Alliance that he be invited to speak at the 4th World Sepsis Congress on the topic “Current Research on Sepsis Biomarkers.” Biomarkers are biological molecules found in blood, other body fluids, or tissues that can help in diagnosis or treatment.
The recent journal article, which was published by Annals of Internal Medicine, is based on a new method of gauging physician turnover through Medicare billing records. The analysis compared turnover rates by physician, practice, and patient characteristics.
The new research article, which was published by BMJ Quality & Safety, extrapolates total false negative diagnoses that result in death or permanent disability from “The Big Three” disease categories for misdiagnosis with serious harm: vascular events, infections, and cancers.
Physician associates are part of the solution for workforce shortages in the healthcare sector, says Folusho Ogunfiditimi, DM, MPH, PA-C, president and chair of the Board of Directors at the American Academy of Physician Associates.