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Key COVID-19 Recommendations to Nursing Homes, State and Local Governments Issued by Trump Administration
CMS and CDC issue critical recommendations to state and local governments and nursing homes to help mitigate spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in nursing homes.
Publish Date: 2020-04-02 - Updated: 2023-09-14

The Difference in Hospital Meals Around The World
Individual hospital menus and government guidelines on nutritional requirements from countries including Switzerland, Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Publish Date: 2018-03-14 - Updated: 2018-04-22

Hospice Care Comparison Study
Study compares hospice care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patient homes.
Publish Date: 2017-03-23 - Updated: 2023-09-19

Nursing Homes Falling Behind With End-Of-Life Directives
More attention to how advance directives are used in nursing homes may reduce unnecessary care and save health care costs while respecting residents end of life wishes.
Publish Date: 2017-01-26

Country and Health System Factors on RN and MD Personnel Production
Social and political factors influence physician and nurse workforce supply world-wide - More to positive patient outcomes than organizational resources and infrastructure.
Publish Date: 2016-11-09 - Updated: 2020-09-12

Urgent Care Centers: Alternative to Emergency Room or Doctor Visit
Urgent care centers are the affordable, fast, and convenient alternative to emergency rooms and physician visits.
Publish Date: 2016-04-22 - Updated: 2020-02-26

Nursing Profession: Personality Profile of Nurses Study
Study reveals nurses possess unique personality profile that distinguishes them from rest of population and allows them to adapt to challenging field.
Publish Date: 2016-03-20 - Updated: 2021-06-15

Factors Affecting Hospital Retention Rate of Nurses
Strategies that build on this and the other variables identified in our study may improve hospital nursing retention rates.
Publish Date: 2016-03-06

Method Allows Nurses to Spot Delirium Quickly
Asking just two questions may be able to help nurses and doctors easily identify delirium in hospitalized seniors.
Publish Date: 2015-09-16 - Updated: 2015-09-25

Dangers of Hospital Merger or Consolidation
Johns Hopkins researchers sound off on the dangers of hospital consolidation - Rise of hospital monopolies can drive up costs, threaten quality of care.
Publish Date: 2015-08-18 - Updated: 2019-03-25

Guide to Animal Visits in Hospital
New guidance outlines policies regarding use of animals in healthcare facilities, including service animals, research animals and personal pet visitation.
Publish Date: 2015-06-03 - Updated: 2021-08-18

Inappropriate Prostate and Breast Cancer Imaging
Study of Medicare beneficiaries suggests at the regional level, regional culture and infrastructure could contribute to inappropriate imaging.
Publish Date: 2015-03-16 - Updated: 2021-08-26

Nurse and Nursing Assistants: On the Job Injuries
Each day in America 9,000 health care workers experience a disabling form of injury as they perform their work-related tasks.
Publish Date: 2015-02-06 - Updated: 2021-09-08

Health Net Sued for Bait and Switch of Doctor and Hospital Networks
Consumer advocates will discuss real financial threat patients face in a class-action lawsuit against Health Net for misrepresenting their physician and hospital networks.
Publish Date: 2015-02-03 - Updated: 2021-09-09

Over 50% of Patients on Ventilators Have Ability to Communicate
More than half of patients in ICU using ventilators to help them breathe could benefit from assistive communication tools.
Publish Date: 2015-01-27 - Updated: 2021-09-12

Closing Loopholes Allowing Physicians to Refer Patients to Enterprises in Which they Have Financial Stake
Ending the controversial practice might save the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
Publish Date: 2015-01-12

Hospice Use In and Out of Nursing Homes
Study compares characteristics of hospice patients in nursing homes with hospice patients living in the community.
Publish Date: 2014-12-09

Health Technology Hazards in Hospitals
2015 hazards list highlights safety topics ECRI Institute deems crucial for hospitals to address in the coming year.
Publish Date: 2014-11-26 - Updated: 2020-11-18

Health Begins at Home
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) meeting with MPs and senators to improve health for seniors by providing health care to elderly in their homes.
Publish Date: 2014-11-25 - Updated: 2020-11-18

Psychological Counseling Improves Happiness and Health for Seniors
Gold Crest Care Center focuses on how psychological counseling can lead to improved happiness and health for the elderly.
Publish Date: 2014-11-22 - Updated: 2021-03-21

U.S. Doctors Charging Medicare Millions for Senior Drug Testing
Uninted States doctors charging Medicare millions for apparently unnecessary tests of seniors for illegal drugs like cocaine and PCP.
Publish Date: 2014-11-12 - Updated: 2020-11-26

Mistreatment Between Nursing Home Residents
Inappropriate, disruptive, or hostile behavior between nursing home residents is a sizable and growing problem.
Publish Date: 2014-11-11 - Updated: 2021-10-18

Spirituality and Patient Recovery Time
Spirituality helps to sustain health care workers and patients by recognizing and supporting a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
Publish Date: 2014-11-10 - Updated: 2021-06-13

Penalties and Fines for Hospitals that Treat the Poor
CMS reducing payments to U.S. hospitals with excessive readmission rates for patients with heart failure, heart attack, or pneumonia.
Publish Date: 2014-11-01 - Updated: 2020-12-02

Choosing a Quality Local Hospice
Free worksheet from NHPCO, Choosing a Quality Hospice, will help patients and families with questions to consider when learning about or choosing a hospice.
Publish Date: 2014-10-28 - Updated: 2020-12-04

Doctors Pay Compared to Surgeons Wage
Study examines differences in payment and income between surgeons who perform operations, procedures or tests, and general physicians.
Publish Date: 2014-09-25 - Updated: 2020-12-17

Influence of Online Doctor Ratings for Finding Physicians for Children
Results of parents survey regarding how online ratings of physicians influenced their choices in seeking healthcare providers for their kids.
Publish Date: 2014-09-23

California Hospital Blood Tests - $10 to $10,169 for Same Test
Research shows significant price difference for blood tests in California hospitals, with some patients charged $10 for one test and others charged $10,169 for identical test.
Publish Date: 2014-08-15 - Updated: 2020-12-26

Hospitals Fined $529 Million for Serving Medicare Patients Twice in 30 Days
Medicare will fine hospitals for serving Medicare patients twice in 30 days. The fines reduce hospital care for seniors and save Medicare money.
Publish Date: 2014-08-08 - Updated: 2018-01-25

Hospital Visits for Irregular Heart Beats Rising
Hospitalizations and costs for treating irregular heartbeats are escalating according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
Publish Date: 2014-05-24 - Updated: 2018-10-24

Elder Care Alliance Implements I'm Still Here Approach in All Its Communities
Information from Elder Care Alliance regarding its partnership with Hearthstone Institute to implement the I am Still Here approach in its communities.
Publish Date: 2014-04-19

Virtual Rehabilitation Designed to Aid Stroke Therapy Patients
Winning TechSandbox competition team develop virtual reality game that provides real-time feedback to patients undergoing stroke therapy.
Publish Date: 2014-04-18 - Updated: 2020-02-04

Concierge Medicine: Providing More Personalized Health Care
Information and definition of Concierge medicine which focuses on preventative care planning and a number of additional advanced personalized health care services.
Publish Date: 2014-01-03 - Updated: 2021-08-30

Community Health Centers Will Drop 1M Patients Without Sufficient Support
Report examines impact of federal and state policy decisions on community health centers and their ability to continue providing primary care to low income people without access to health care services by 2020.
Publish Date: 2013-11-18

Lack of Courtesy Among Trainee Doctors
Report published online this month calls for some simple adjustments to intern communications to make the experience of a hospital stay better.
Publish Date: 2013-10-23 - Updated: 2021-10-13

Research Reveals Female Doctors Better than Male Doctors
According to a University of Montreal research team quality of care provided by female doctors is higher than that of their male counterparts while the productivity of males is greater.
Publish Date: 2013-10-18 - Updated: 2021-10-13

Antibiotic Resistance and Hospital Outpatients
Study concludes problems with antibiotic resistance faced by outpatients may be as bad as those in hospitalized patients.
Publish Date: 2013-04-20 - Updated: 2021-12-05

Regulation of Number of Hospital Beds Study
Findings support the regulation of hospital beds by keeping the number of hospital beds aligned with health care needs of the population.
Publish Date: 2013-02-13 - Updated: 2022-02-15

Craig Hospital SCI and TBI Care and Rehabilitation
Craig Hospital located in Denver Colorado is an acute care and rehabilitation hospital exclusively specializing in research and neuro-rehabilitation of people who have experienced SCI or TBI.
Publish Date: 2012-12-12 - Updated: 2022-03-08

Fighting Physical and Cognitive Decline After Hospitalization
Steps patients can take to regain strength, stamina, cognitive decline, and mental sharpness after spending time in hospital.
Publish Date: 2012-10-10 - Updated: 2021-07-14

Patient Autonomy Support Critical to Improving Health
Investigating factors that influence our motivation to engage in and adhere to behaviors that promote good health.
Publish Date: 2012-07-11

Doctors Don't Always Tell You the Whole Truth
Over half of physicians told patients their prognosis looked better than it did, whereas other times tried to scare patients out of bad health behavior by making a prognosis seem more threatening than it truly was.
Publish Date: 2012-04-09 - Updated: 2021-09-23

Cancer Nurses Unintentionally Exposed to Chemotherapy
Nearly 17% of nurses who work in outpatient chemotherapy infusion centers reported being exposed on skin or eyes to toxic drugs they deliver.
Publish Date: 2011-08-22

Mobile Devices Pose Security Risks for Patients
Mobile devices in hospitals and medical centers are ideal for information sharing and time savings but pose huge security risks to patient information.
Publish Date: 2011-07-25

Nurses Overtime Equals More Than 11,000 Full-Time Jobs
Full time nurses top all other occupations in rates of illness and disability related absenteeism.
Publish Date: 2011-06-19

Hand Palm Used for Patient Identification
PatientSecure uses a cutting edge biometric technology to identify patients by utilizing near infrared light to map an image of the blood flow pattern through veins in the palm.
Publish Date: 2011-06-16 - Updated: 2012-06-29

Seniors - Reducing Avoidable Re-hospitalizations
Rehospitalization of senior patients within 30 days of discharge from a skilled nursing facility has risen dramatically in recent years.
Publish Date: 2011-06-15

Hospital Pay for Performance Program
Researchers found clinical conditions tracked in the pay-for- performance program did not bring to light any significant racial and ethnic disparities in hospital care.
Publish Date: 2011-06-13

UK Hospital Mortality Rate Index
New index to measure UK hospital mortality rates that has been accepted for use by the Department of Health.
Publish Date: 2011-06-09 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Not All Hospitals Treat Seniors the Same
As the population ages hospitals need to measure the quality of care they provide for the over 65s and implement programs to meet their needs.
Publish Date: 2011-06-06

Emergency Department Use for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
First North American study to look at ED use by adults with intellectual disabilities.
Publish Date: 2011-05-15

Preventable Medical Errors
Patient safety at US hospitals not getting better despite efforts to improve patient care reduce infection rates and decrease occurrence of preventable medical errors.
Publish Date: 2011-04-28

Reverse Face to Face Regulation
CMS decision to enforce regulations that require physicians to have face-to-face encounters with homebound patients to receive Medicare benefits is a mistake.
Publish Date: 2011-04-02

Immediate Knee Replacement Rehabilitation Shows Benefits
The post-operative knee surgery treatment began with a series of leg exercises breathing exercises and tips on posture.
Publish Date: 2011-03-07

Quality of Care Measures for Nursing Homes
Measures for public reporting and quality improvement to be used in nursing home compare for both long-term residents and short-stay patients.
Publish Date: 2011-03-03 - Updated: 2022-05-19

Difficult Patients More Likely to Experience Worse Symptoms
Difficult patient clinician encounters have a negative impact on patients health outcomes.
Publish Date: 2011-01-27 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Advantages of Nursing Homes Over Home Care
Examines the advantages of choosing a nursing home rather than stay-at-home care for seniors, the elderly, and people with disability.
Publish Date: 2011-01-25 - Updated: 2022-06-23

Medicaid Pays Nursing Homes Less Than Minimum Wage
Nursing home providers are often forced to rely on funding from other sources primarily Medicare to fill the funding gaps resulting from inadequate Medicaid payments.
Publish Date: 2011-01-15

Detecting Changes in Behavior in Nursing Home Patients
Behavioral changes in an elderly nursing home patient can signal nursing home abuse here are some signs to look for in your loved one.
Publish Date: 2011-01-15

Diagnosis Uncertainty Increases Patients Anxiety Level
Have you ever felt anxious and uneasy sitting in a doctor's waiting room or climbed the walls waiting for test results from your doctor.
Publish Date: 2010-11-29 - Updated: 2015-04-19

Modifying Hospice Eligibility for Dementia Patients
The system for hospice admission for patients with dementia should be guided by patient and family preference for comfort.
Publish Date: 2010-11-03

Canada Needs to Improve End of Life Care
High quality end-of-life care should be the right of every Canadian.
Publish Date: 2010-10-27 - Updated: 2011-05-30

How to Research a Medical Specialist or Doctor
Information and tips on how to research a doctor or medical specialist including verifying a physician license and checking for board certification.
Publish Date: 2010-10-27 - Updated: 2015-04-19

Hospital Readmission - Influencing Factors
Race and insurance status increase likelihood of first readmission poor nutrition and depression make further re-hospitalizations more likely.
Publish Date: 2010-10-13

Baby Boomers Creating a Doctor Shortage to Care for Geri-Boom Population
Impact Baby Boomers or Geri-Boomers will have on American health care will be significant on numerous fronts.
Publish Date: 2010-10-12

Assisted Living Facilities: The First Step to Evaluating Quality
Researching assisted living facilities for loved ones can be overwhelming with the large amount of choices.
Publish Date: 2010-09-30

Doctors Need to Help Patients Prepare Better for Health Decisions
Many patients do not learn what they need to in order to make informed medical decisions.
Publish Date: 2010-09-30

Spaulding Celebrates 40 Years of Remarkable Recoveries
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has grown into one of the top rehabilitation facilities in the world as a leader in teaching research and care.
Publish Date: 2010-09-17

Hospice Benefits for Terminally Ill Children
Guidance on New Hospice Benefits for Terminally Ill Children Hailed by Hospice and Palliative Care Community.
Publish Date: 2010-09-13 - Updated: 2011-01-25

Up to 25% of Patients Report More Physical Problems a Year After Surgery
Up to 1 in 4 patients report more physical problems a year after surgery than before.
Publish Date: 2010-08-25

Shorter Wait Times in the ER
Engineering shorter wait times for patients in hospital emergency rooms.
Publish Date: 2010-08-25

Inability to Access Own Medical Records Top Concern
Survey: Patients Report Inability to Access Own Medical Records as Top Concern.
Publish Date: 2010-08-17

Urgent Attention Must be Paid to Medical Error Rate
Approximately 100,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors.
Publish Date: 2010-07-31

Saving Yourself From Medical Mistakes
Ways to better ensure your safety and to make the most of your care during a hospital stay.
Publish Date: 2010-07-30

Delays in Moving Admitted Patients Out of ERs Blamed for Length of Stay in Hospital Emergency Rooms
US emergency physicians are very concerned about patient safety being jeopardized by long wait times in ER.
Publish Date: 2010-07-24

US Wait Times Average of 4 Hours 7 Minutes in Emergency Departments in 2009
Patients Spent Average of Four Hours Seven Minutes in US Emergency Departments.
Publish Date: 2010-07-22

Saving the ER for Emergencies
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine for non-emergency care walk-in centers across the state.
Publish Date: 2010-07-16

Pay-for-Performance Hospitals - Study
US plan to pay hospitals for performance could hurt those in less-advantaged areas.
Publish Date: 2010-06-30

Nursing Home Residents Enjoy Videoconferencing with Family
Nursing home residents who used videoconferencing to keep in touch with family members felt it enriched their lives.
Publish Date: 2010-06-10

Physicians Face Ethical Conflicts with Religious Hospitals
Primary care physicians nationwide face clinical ethical conflicts with religious hospitals.
Publish Date: 2010-04-09 - Updated: 2021-06-13

Staying in Hospital Tips and Advice
Helpful tips and information to make your hospital stay a positive experience.
Publish Date: 2010-03-31 - Updated: 2010-09-25

Senior ER Patients Getting Wrong Medicines
Common for patients 65 and older to receive potentially inappropriate medications when treated in an emergency room.
Publish Date: 2010-03-14

Better Care for Palliative Patients
Palliative care patients can expect help from familiar primary care team professionals around a third of the time.
Publish Date: 2010-02-19

Rising Popularity of Home Care
U.K. patient population is moving towards long-term care and home-care from hospitals and other clinical settings.
Publish Date: 2010-02-16

Restore Access to Rehabilitative Services for Medicare Beneficiaries
Medicare beneficiaries exceeding the therapy caps on outpatient physical therapy occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services.
Publish Date: 2010-01-29 - Updated: 2010-07-16

Researching Doctors - Doctor Background Check
Researching a doctors credentials with a doctors background check to find quality health care and experienced trained physicians or surgeons.
Publish Date: 2010-01-29 - Updated: 2015-04-19

Improving Wait Time for Childrens Surgery
CPSWT Project data shows on average one third of pediatric patients received surgery past the acceptable wait times.
Publish Date: 2010-01-15

APDA Launches Parkinson's Rehab Resource Center
American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) and Boston University first National Resource Center for Rehabilitation.
Publish Date: 2010-01-13 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Superbug Risk Increases when Sharing a Hospital Room
Staying in a multi-bed hospital room dramatically increases the risk of acquiring a serious infectious disease.
Publish Date: 2010-01-06

United Cerebral Palsy of Ohio - Empowering People with Disabilities
UCP organization offers people choices and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009-11-30 - Updated: 2010-09-26

Risky Medical Treatments Not Accepted by Patients
Increasing patient participation in decision-making decreases utilization of risky procedures.
Publish Date: 2009-11-30

Rehab Products Services to Over 100 Million Health Plan Members
Alliance Seating & Mobility are able to help over 100 million members in 150+ health plans with their power mobility and custom rehab needs.
Publish Date: 2009-11-05

International Center for the Disabled (ICD)
The ICD offers rehabilitative services and presents services related to other developmental needs that people may have.
Publish Date: 2009-10-28 - Updated: 2018-12-31

Healthcare Associated Acquired Infections
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a global crisis affecting both patients and healthcare workers.
Publish Date: 2009-10-16 - Updated: 2010-07-14

How Accurate are Hospital Report Cards
A hospital with a lower mortality index may not be a better hospital for patient care but rather a place where the patient mix has been refined or limited.
Publish Date: 2009-09-08 - Updated: 2011-06-09

The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
The Surgical Safety Checklist we are launching this morning is a great example of both.
Publish Date: 2009-08-27

Majority of US hospitals will have Smoke-free Campuses
Federally owned hospitals were less likely to have smoke-free campuses.
Publish Date: 2009-08-23 - Updated: 2010-07-03

Nonprofit Nursing Homes Provide Better Care
Nonprofit nursing homes deliver, on average higher quality care than for-profit nursing homes.
Publish Date: 2009-08-19

Fumbled Handoffs can Lead to Medical Errors
Not communicating results of tests after hospital discharge is common.
Publish Date: 2009-08-07 - Updated: 2011-01-15

Home Help for Elderly - Bestowing New Life
If you have elderly relatives at home you know how hard it is to take care of them especially when they are seriously ill.
Publish Date: 2009-07-21 - Updated: 2009-08-31

Uninsured Account for Nearly 20 Percent of Emergency Room Visits
Twenty percent of uninsured Americans depend on the emergency room for the care they need.
Publish Date: 2009-07-16 - Updated: 2010-06-27

Compare Hospital Ratings
The information contained on Hospital Compare is available for consumers to use in making health care decisions.
Publish Date: 2009-07-12 - Updated: 2009-08-31

Things to do in Hospital for Children and Adults
Hospitals can be very boring places, this is a list of things you can do when bored in hospital.
Publish Date: 2009-06-26 - Updated: 2023-09-15

Health Care Outcome Boost Needs Better Studies
Research into quality improvement in clinical care has the potential to greatly improve the lot of patients.
Publish Date: 2009-06-25

Hospitals with Internet and Email Access
A list of hospitals that supply Internet access allowing patients to connect to the internet in wards and rooms.
Publish Date: 2009-06-25 - Updated: 2020-02-04

Neurosurgery with Transcranial MR-guided Ultrasound
Patients successfully treated with transcranial high-intensity focused ultrasound opening possibilities for neurosurgery and treatment of neurological brain disorders.
Publish Date: 2009-06-22

Hospitalized Patients Need Better Understanding of CPR and Outcomes
Many hospitalized patients overestimate their chance of surviving an in-hospital cardiac arrest and do not know what CPR really involves.
Publish Date: 2009-06-03 - Updated: 2017-11-11

Pay-for-performance May Benefit Doctors Who Care For Very Sick
Pay for performance raises fears and assumptions that reimbursement will not be fair toward doctors who care for sickest patients.
Publish Date: 2009-06-01 - Updated: 2009-07-07

Hospital Care Varies for Children with Urinary Tract Infections
Study reveals significant variability across hospitals in treatment and outcomes for children with Urinary Tract Infections.
Publish Date: 2009-04-21 - Updated: 2014-10-26

Online Doctor Ratings - Examining a Physicians Credentials
Examines methods of online doctor rating and information about a physicians credentials on the Internet.
Publish Date: 2009-04-14 - Updated: 2013-06-14

Hospitals Third Biggest Cause of Deaths
Did you know that if you become ill and need to be admitted to hospital the chances of dying from an unrelated problem are high.
Publish Date: 2008-12-23 - Updated: 2010-04-15

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