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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier today, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) announced the recipients of the 2017 Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Awards.
Almost 100 hospitals reported suspicious data on dangerous infections to Medicare officials, but the agency did not follow up or examine any of the cases in depth, according to a report by the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office.
Early this April, CMS sent out a memo with big proposals for accreditation. If passed, the proposed rule would require accrediting organizations (AO) to make their survey reports publicly available and publish termination notices somewhere other than in local newspapers.
Nominations are now open for the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute Medtronic Safety Culture & Technology Innovator Awards. This award program, in its inaugural year, will recognize initiatives that drive successful implementation of technology through culture change in healthcare.
The National Patient Safety Foundation along with The Daisy Foundation have announced the winners of the 2017 National Patient Safety Foundation DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses. The award, a derivative of The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, places special emphasis on patient and workforce safety.