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Healthcare Administrator News

12 Ways Healthcare Providers can Reduce the Risk of Pandemic at Their Facility

Without proper risk management and emergency preparedness, diseases like COVID-19 can quickly overwhelm even the most organized health systems.

CDC Announces First Apparent Case of Novel Coronavirus Community Spread

Almost 2,000 healthcare workers in China have been sickened by the virus while caring for patients on the frontlines of the outbreak.

HIV Antivirals Successfully Treat Coronavirus Patient in South Korea

As the outbreak of novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, rages on, experts are searching for ways to fight the disease long-term.

Coronavirus Gets a New Name & 4 Other Important Updates for HCPs

More than 60,000 people have been infected, more than 1,300 of whom have died. Here are the latest updates.

Infectious Disease on the Rise due to Opioid Epidemic: What Health Workers Should Know

An integrated approach may reduce risk and incidence of infectious disease.

11 Common Points of Confusion Around Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

When novel coronavirus began to spread in China at the end of 2019, misinformation about the disease inevitably followed.

Using Your Phone at Work Can Lead to Life-Threatening Errors, Study Finds

Cell phone addiction can have deadly consequences when you care for patients for a living.

New Study Explores the Psychological Harm of Restraints on ED Patients

With agitated and violent patients, providers often have no choice but to use restraints. That's why new research is exploring the effects of restraints and how to avoid using them in the future.

ICU Outcomes are Improving in Many U.S. Hospitals — But Not Those Serving Mostly Minorities

Racial disparities in healthcare have long persisted, and new research shows that in certain settings, these differences may be getting worse.

Critical Care Resuscitation Center Boosts Survival Rate Over ICUs

A specialized intensive-care center helps critical patients receive life-saving treatment faster.

For the First Time in Almost 30 Years, Influenza B is the Dominant Virus This Season

Influenza B is more severe in children and young adults. So far, 32 kids have died this season — more at this stage than any previously recorded season.

Hospital Mergers Don’t Improve Patient Care, Study Finds

Provider trade associations have long claimed hospital mergers boost patient care, but recent research funded by HHS calls this into question.

New Vaccine Technology Eliminates the Need for Syringes—and EMRs

Each year, approximately 3 million people die due to vaccine preventable diseases, half of which are in children less than 5 years...

FDA Clears First-Ever Disposable Duodenoscope to Reduce MDR Infections

The device received the FDA's "breakthrough" designation because it will eliminate MDR infections that occur even if duodenoscopes are cleaned properly.

Amazon Launches Medical Transcription Service that Might Be Faster than Anything on the Market

The online destination that makes buying all your professional and personal items a cinch now claims it can help your EHR documentation go must faster.

Hospitals’ Median Earnings Increased 20 Percent in October

October was a profitable month for the nation's hospitals, in the context of both year-over-year and month-over-month earnings.

Important Takeaways for Health Pros from the AHA’s New Quality Measures for HBP

The new measures prioritize a patient-centered approach and prioritize controlling HBP below the new ACC/AHA target of 130/80 mm Hg.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient: Which is Associated with More Preventable Medical Errors?

Primary and outpatient settings provide the bulk of health care — but do they account for the bulk of errors?

Survey Breaks Down Patients’ Biggest ‘Pain Points’ When Seeking Care

Long wait times at primary care offices and walk-in clinics are a deterrent for many people to seeking healthcare, especially younger generations....

Federal Judge Turns Down the ‘Conscience Rule’: What This Means for Clinicians

Voice your opinion on the ethics of the "conscience rule" as a healthcare provider.

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