Urban N.J. hospital beats the odds; Care falls short for HIV patients;

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> The Bayonne Medical Center has bucked the trend of urban hospital closures, but its unlikely turnaround has earned it a host of critics, the Weekly Standard reports. Article

> Getting and keeping people with HIV in medical care is key to saving and extending lives, but only 30 percent of people living with the virus have been able to achieve viral suppression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vital Signs. Article

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for healthcare workers on how to properly handle untreated sewage from patients with Ebola. Interim guidelines

Practice Management News

> Traditional primary care practices ought to pay close attention to retailers such as Walgreens, RiteAid, CVS Health and Target. Their success, argues a blog post from healthcare consultancy The Advisory Board Company, should serve as a wakeup call that practices will need to up their service game in order to compete. Article

> Despite acknowledgement that digital communication is increasingly becoming a standard feature of the healthcare landscape, and often with meaningful benefits, a Quartz column by Esther Choo, M.D., an emergency physician and assistant professor at Warren Alpert Medical School, explored the downsides of e-health for patients and physicians. Article

Health Technology News

> For the fourth year in a row, alarm fatigue tops the ECRI Institute's Top 10 list of health technology hazards. Meanwhile, cybersecurity has elbowed its way up the list of threats--and recall management makes a debut appearance. Article

And Finally ... They really want to go home. Article

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