Consumers vote for hospitals with the highest quality; Enhanced cleaning of hospital rooms reduces risk of infectious pathogen transmission;

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>  National Research Corporation announces the winners of its 20th annual consumer choice award program, which names the top 280 hospitals that consumers believe have the highest quality and image in the U.S. Announcement

> Research shows that "enhanced" cleaning of hospital rooms appears to reduce the risk of transmitting drug-resistant pathogens from patient to patient, MedPage Today reports. Article

> A patient has accused a Texas doctor of sexually assaulting her while she was confined to a hospital bed, according to Article

Health IT News

> Telemedicine can be a catalyst to increasing patient engagement, according to Brigham and Women's Hospital cardiologist Reena Pande, who says consumers who receive care when and where they want it more likely will be compelled to actively participate in monitoring their health. Article

Health Insurance News

>  In the upcoming open enrollment period, federal health officials have their sights set on enrolling the 10.5 million remaining uninsured Americans, yet another major challenge for the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces is to keep their current customers coming back, the New York Times reports. Article

And Finally… And it comes full circle. Article