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.
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.
During an era when advanced technology guides more healthcare decisions, something essential is missing from the data mix: the assessments of the providers who work most closely with patients. While other predictive tools leave most of this information buried in the EMR, the Rothman Index used by Froedtert brings it to the forefront.
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
There is no denying that medical IoT is a huge step for medicine, and many IoT devices are life-saving for patients. But we can’t overlook their obvious weaknesses and associated risks. What can patients, clinicians, and regulatory bodies do to improve the situation?
Without reliable data, it’s impossible to determine the best path toward improving compliance. To reach compliance goals of 90% or higher, systems need to measure 100% of all hand hygiene events.
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.
WakeMed Health & Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, teamed up with the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation to conduct a first round of test flights for drones to carry simulated medical packages from Raleigh Medical Park, located across the street from the campus, to a main tower at the hospital.
This standard (MM.09.01.03) is not brand new—in fact, it is an extension of the original standard (MM.09.01.01), which has been in place since January 1, 2017. Most hospitals and nursing care centers have been under the original standard’s authority in an effort to curb antibiotic resistance in the U.S.
The report claims that 66% of primary care shortages in the U.S. and 62% of those for mental health were located in rural or partially rural areas of the country.