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WHO's 6-step hand-washing technique more effective than CDC's 3 steps

A six-step hand-washing process developed by the World Health Organization is more effective than the three-step approach suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a study has found.

Teaching hospitals can prepare for value-based care with integrated network alliances

Healthcare's transition from fee-for-service to value-based care models is hitting teaching hospitals especially hard. However, if such hospitals strengthen their ties to integrated delivery networks that emphasize primary care and multispecialty group practice, they can significantly improve their chances of a successful transition, argues a post from the NEJM Catalyst blog.

Compassion fatigue solution: Connect with patients emotionally

The more they witness the suffering of patients, the more likely already-stressed physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers will experience compassion fatigue, according to an article in U.S. News & World Report.

Minneapolis medical center takes design cues from Apple stores

A Minneapolis medical center has looked to an unlikely source for architectural inspiration: Apple.

Workplace violence in healthcare: Underreported and often ignored

Workplace violence is rampant in healthcare but several factors make the problem difficult to assess and solve, according to a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

 

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