Adverse events rise sharply in Connecticut; Indiana hospital says Medicare penalties unjustified;

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> Adverse events such as falls, medication mistakes and surgical errors rose steeply in Connecticut from 2012 to 2013, though the increase is partly due to expanded reporting of pressure ulcers in patients, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

> A survey of prison officers and secure hospital workers in the United Kingdom found that these employees are "at considerable risk of work-related stress and psychological health problems," relative to other safety-related occupations such as police officers and fire rescue workers, according to News-Medical.Net. Article

> Jasper, Indiana's Memorial Hospital leaders are crying foul at being targeted for Medicare payment cuts after officials found the organization had high levels of infections and patient injuries, saying documentation errors are to blame for the figures, the Dubois County Herald reported. Article

Health IT News

> Getting new healthcare technologies off the ground can be a challenging task in the United States, but many of the ingredients for flourishing health IT innovation can be found abroad, according to Leonard D'Avolio, director of informatics at Ariadne Labs, a nonprofit health systems innovation joint venture of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health. Article

Practice Management News

> When it comes to employee retention, one concept that is frequently left out of the conversation is the idea of forgiveness. Yet forgiveness is a key ingredient of a healthy corporate culture, explained David K. Williams, chief executive officer of software company Fishbowl, in a recent post for Forbes. Article

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