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States debate docs' physician assistant supervision limit

Florida's House of Representatives passed a measure that would allow doctors to increase the number of physician assistants they supervise from four to eight, despite concerns from some lawmakers that it would result in less physician oversight and supervision, according to the  Newsobserver. com

Rural hospitals equal in outcomes, ahead in ED care

Rural hospitals are equal to their urban counterparts in care quality, patient safety and outcomes, and their emergency departments are more efficient and less expensive, according to a new study by iVantage Health Analytics.

Tenn. law that allows hospitals to drop patients under fire

A last-minute amendment to a Tennessee law approved last year that gives hospitals a way to petition for court approval to discharge patients they say no longer need care is under fire, according to an article in  USA Today.

Hospitals use design to improve population health

Not only can hospital design affect patient population health, it may also impact the health and wellness of the local community, according to an article in  Healthcare Design Magazine.

Medicare changes needed to improve ACO benefits

Based on care patterns among  accountable care organization (ACO)  beneficiaries, many barriers remain to achieving organizational accountability in Medicare, according to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Med societies release cost-conscious treatment recommendations

The outsized cost of healthcare delivery in the U.S. may finally affect individual providers' treatment decisions, according to the New York Times. 

3 steps to reduce hospitals' environmental impact

Hospitals could save billions by reducing their environmental impact,   acc ording to   Dallas/Fort Worth Healthcare Daily.

ACA prompts groundbreaking, unlikely healthcare partnerships

An unlikely partnership helps two Seattle healthcare facilities offer treatment after hours.  Swe dish Medical Center  Foundation put down the start up money for Country Doctor Community Health Centers to open a weekend and after-hours clinic for patients who previously went to the emergency room for nonemergent care--right next to Medical Center's Cherry Hill hospital, the  Seattle Times   re ported.

4 ways hospital leaders can advance health equality

Healthcare leaders play a huge role in advancing quality care and health equity for diverse populations, but success requires that they collaborate on ideas to build accountability with minority and under-resourced communities, according to an  H&HN Daily  post.  

Health-related searches peak early in the week

Americans are more likely to search online for health-related content at the beginning of the week, according to a new study from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.