Cleveland Clinic opens herbal therapy center; Piedmont Healthcare publishes uncensored patient reviews;

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> Doctors reduced the duration of hospital-acquired delirium and the amount of time on a ventilator among older adults admitted to the surgical intensive care unit after implementing a new delirium prevention program, according to a study published in the Journal of Surgical ResearchStudy

> The Cleveland Clinic recently opened a Chinese herbal therapy center as part of its Center for Integrative Medicine, which also offers acupuncture, holistic psychotherapy and massage therapy, the Wall Street Journal reported. Article

> Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta published uncensored, verified patient reviews of its physicians on its website in an effort to increase transparency, becoming just the second health system in the country to do so, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

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> Technology--ranging from data analytics tools to geomapping software--is helping officials from the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services connect emergency room "super-users" to the right kind of medical care, GCN reported. Article

> The federal government should provide incentives for pharmaceutical companies and device makers to produce products that help cut spending and ensure that the benefits of costlier advances justify their added expense, according to a new Rand Corp. report. Article

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