Joint Commission sets sights on alarm management; Texas hospital, Leapfrog group debate data

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> The Research Foundation of the State University of New York will receive $550,000 in state funding to continue developing a regional shared telecommunications network for healthcare providers. News brief

Healthcare Provider News

> A conflict is heating up between Texas County Memorial Hospital and the Leapfrog Group over a failing hospital safety grade--and leaders from both organizations shared their side of the story in interviews with FierceHealthcare. Article

> The Joint Commission is proposing a new 2014 national patient safety goal--alarm management. If approved, the NPSG would require hospital and critical access hospital leaders to set alarm management as a priority, establish a formal policy and provide training for staff. Article

Medical Imaging News

> Breast tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography, combined with conventional breast imaging, increases cancer detection, according to a study published in Radiology. Study

Most neurologists say they would use amyloid imaging in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, if the scan was covered by health insurance, according to a survey published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Article

And finally... Lemur on the loose? Just another day in South Florida. Article