Virtual simulation system trains home health workers to respond to risks; HIMSS opens innovation center;

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 > A three-year, $870,000 grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will allow the University of Louisville School of Nursing and researchers from The Ohio State University to develop and test a virtual simulation training system to help home health workers recognize, assess and respond to risks. Announcement

> HIMSS has opened its long-awaited innovation center in Cleveland, according to an announcement, which states that the 30,000-square-foot facility includes a Health IT Simulation Center to test health IT interoperability, and a Healthcare Technology Showcase that demonstrates the value of IT and information exchange to patient care, clinician and patient satisfaction, population health and the bottom line. Announcement

Mobile Healthcare News

> Mobile phone apps for the prevention and care of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are fraught with security concerns, according to a letter to the editor published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

Provider News 

> Hospitals that require clinicians to wear gowns and gloves in ICUs reduced methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, but not vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infections, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

> Nurse practitioners are extremely satisfied with their career choice and remain optimistic about the future of their profession, according to a new Staff Care survey. Article

And Finally… Common sense, people. Common sense. Article

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