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Consumer Reports ranks top 10 safest U.S. hospitals

U.S. hospitals vary widely on safety and likelihood of death from avoidable surgical complications, according to new rankings from Consumer Reports.

FDA proposes to simplify med device classification process

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to simplify the way it classifies and reclassifies medical devices, opting to do so by administrative order rather the cumbersome rulemaking process.

ACHE Congress: Leaders must innovate and adapt to changing healthcare industry

New, more integrated models of care, limited financial resources and leaders entering the industry from non-traditional backgrounds will drive innovation and force healthcare leaders to adapt to different operation and management approaches, Christine M. Candio told more than 4,000 industry leaders who gathered in Chicago this morning to kick off the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, 

Higher mortality risks for patients at hospitals serving low-income population

Low-incom e patients  face higher operative  mor tality rates  but not because of their socioeconomic standing. It's because of the hospital that treats them,   acco rding to  a new study published in  JAMA Surgery.

Report: Global HIE market to reach $878 million by 2018

The global healthcare information exchange (HIE) market is expected to grow to $878 million by 2018 from $558 million in 2013, according to a new report from Dallas-based research firm...

Interoperability, patient safety key to ONC budget

The $75 million allocated for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in President Obama's proposed FY 2015 budget will increase focus on interoperability and patient safety,...

3 steps to make hospital alarms safer, more effective

Technical failure and alarm fatigue continue to plague hospitals but three steps are all that organizations need to take to make alarms safer and more effective, according to an opinion piece published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

How technology in the pharmacy can boost med safety

By Steve Kessinger, Cape Coral Hospital "Optimizing patient outcomes through interdisciplinary medication management" is our pharmacy department's purpose. Let me elaborate on our...

Residency duty-hour limits have no effect on patient safety

Limits to the number of hours residents can work in a shift have made no difference in patient safety outcomes, according to research published in the  Journal of Hospital Medicine.  

Less ER image testing saves money, improves patient safety

In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient safety, some hospitals and physicians want to use less high-tech imaging in emergency rooms, and look for simpler, lower-risk diagnostic techniques, the  Wall Street Journal  reported.