What the Hospitals of the Future Look Like

By Laura Landro for The Wall Street Journal The days of the hospital as we know it may be numbered. In a shift away from their traditional inpatient facilities, health-care providers are investing in outpatient clinics, same-day surgery centers, free-standing emergency rooms and microhospitals, which offer as few as eight beds for overnight stays. They…

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Here are the 12 healthcare issues that will define 2018, according to PwC

Artificial intelligence, IoT, cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and the patient experience are some of the prime concerns, according to the PwC Health Research Institute. By Bill Siwicki for Healthcare IT News The continued uncertainty and risk the healthcare industry will face in 2018 will motivate healthcare organizations to boost their efficiency across functions, according to the…

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Which 10 US states have the most overworked nurses?

By Mary Rechtoris for Becker’s Hospital Review There is a shortage of nurses throughout the U.S., with Hawaii having the fewest nurses per 1,000 residents. Using U.S. Census Bureau, FBI crime and Kaiser Family Foundation data, Medicare Health Plans compiled a list of states and U.S. regions boasting the highest percentage of overworked nurses. Here…

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CMS backs off proposal to make hospital accreditor investigations public: 5 things to know

By Brian Zimmerman for Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality Federal health officials withdrew a proposal to require healthcare facility accreditors to publicly release details on safety issues they encounter during inspections of hospitals and other healthcare facilities, according to a ProPublica report. Here are five things to know. 1. In April, CMS issued a…

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The Bill for Treating a Gunshot Wound: $21,000 for the First 35 Minutes

By Jennifer Smith Richards, Annie Sweeney and Jason Meisner, Contact Reporters for Chicago Tribune The charges started racking up the moment Annette Johnson arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to her left forearm. Doctors sliced open Johnson’s arm and installed a $500 metal plate to shore up her shattered ulna, securing it with numerous bone screws…

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