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Two Virginia hospitals first to receive infection risk certification

Two Virginia hospitals are the first in the country to receive certification in a new program aimed to transform healthcare organizations' approach to managing infection risk.

Early isolation of sickest may help contain Ebola

Isolating the sickest Ebola patients in the first few days they display symptoms may be key to containing the spread of the virus, according to a new study published in the  Annals of Internal Medicine.

Illinois hospital network saves $160M by reducing readmissions, patient harm events

Hospitals in health systems across Illinois that participate in the state Hospital Engagement Network prevented 15,887 patient harm incidents since 2012, saving more than $160 million, according to the Illinois Hospital Association.

Hospital business to dwindle as patients become consumers

The healthcare market is transitioning to a consumer-driven health market that could cut hospital inpatient business by 25 percent initially and by 40 percent over the longer term, according to an Oliver Wyman market report.

Checklist can improve surgical patient handoff

A surgical checklist can improve communication and reduce potential errors during patient handoffs,  Medscape  reports.

MGMA speaker makes business case to innovate healthcare communication

The healthcare industry's recent focus on patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores don't go deeply enough into repairing the core breakdowns in the way organizations help patients heal, according to M. Bridget Duffy, M.D., chief medical officer at Vocera Communications in San Francisco, who spoke at this week's Medical Group Management Association's annual conference.

3 reasons U.S. Ebola patients recover faster than those in West Africa

Medical experts have several theories on why, despite Ebola's devastating body count in West Africa, only one patient with the virus, Thomas Eric Duncan, has died in the United States, with all eight other patients treated in U.S hospitals either recovering or still alive, CNN reports.

The patient-centered medical home: Keys to overcoming obstacles to success

The industry holds high hopes for the  patient-centered medical home  model, but some adopters have struggled to achieve its triple aim of improved care experience, improved population health and reduced cost of care.  FiercePracticeManagement  spoke with leaders of the PCMH movement to learn best practices to tip the scales in favor of success. 

MGMA14: Look through the windshield rather than rear view mirror

As I shared last week, I'm reporting on this year's Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) annual meeting from the other side of the country. While I can't say that I miss the long...

CDC issues new Ebola guidance for ED workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday revised its recommendations to help clinicians evaluate and manage patients with possible Ebola who arrive in hospital emergency rooms for treatment.