AAMC reports medical school enrollments, applications up; Dementia caregivers often overstressed and unpaid;

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> The Association of American Medical Colleges has reported that medical school enrollment grew by 1.5 percent in 2015, reaching 20,630. Overall applicants to medical schools grew 6.2 percent, to 52,550. Announcement

> The large number of caregivers for victims of dementia often go unpaid and experience an enormous amount of stress, Kaiser Health News has reported. Article

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> Hospitals are vulnerable to violence threatening the safety of patients and employees for a variety of reasons, but they can mitigate these risks by adopting strategies used on college campuses, according to an article from Business Insurance. Article

> ThedaCare CEO John Toussaint suggests in an article in Harvard Business Review that clear objectives and ongoing communication are among the keys for the successful management of hospitals. Article

Healthcare IT News 

> Hospitals are taking a page from retail and other industries by expanding use of technology to cut costs in their supply chains, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal. In retail, for instance, once a customer scans an item at checkout, the supply chain system automatically tracks that change in inventory. In contrast, hospitals have often relied on counting or guessing estimates for their inventory levels with a range of employees handling products, according to the article. Article

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