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  1. CMS seeking comments for new patient survey: 5 things to know

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is asking providers to help design a new survey of patient experience in long-term care hospitals, according to Healthcare Finance.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. NIH awards $1.3M grant for studying copper's role in fighting HAI

    The National Institutes of Health has given the Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute a $1.3 million grant to fund research on copper and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, according to a News Medical report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Outpatient ASC quality data reporting: CMS gives Press Ganey thumbs-up for 2016 — 5 things to know

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved Press Ganey to administer the 2016 Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Endoscopic vessel harvesting: Key thoughts on benefits for patients

    Endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) is a minimally invasive procedure performed right before coronary artery bypass grafting, or bypass surgery. A physicians' assistant (PA) typically performs the procedure, taking healthy blood vessels from other parts of the body and using them to bypass a blockage to the arteries of the heart. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Do healthcare consumers understand CMS quality data?

    CMS provides data on healthcare-associated infections in an effort to help patients choose a hospital, but the presentation of this data may not be as helpful as intended. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 10 recommendations for safe injections in the outpatient setting

    The CDC released a new report titled "Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care," which included recommendations for a safe injection in outpatient settings. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 5 key notes on hand hygiene in outpatient settings: CDC report

    The CDC released a new report titled "Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care," which included key recommendations for hand hygiene in the outpatient setting. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Conference discusses how human factors influence patient safety — 4 highlights

    Last week, Isle of Man held its second safety conference for Department of Health and Social Care staff, according to isle of  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 5 key points on Cleveland's public health officials stepping down

    Toinette Parrilla, the Cleveland public health director, resigned on Nov. 20, and Health Commissioner Myron Bennett was fired. The health department is under attack for not responding to minority health issues, according to  By Megan Wood -
  3. CDC, Vermont Oxford Network partner to combat antibiotic overuse, misuse — 5 notes

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Oxford Network formed a partnership to address antibiotic resistance.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Connecting through social media — Does it cross the line in healthcare?

    Researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill., studied the ethical implications of social media used in healthcare.  By Megan Wood -
  1. PeraHealth joins National Patient Safety Foundation: 5 takeaways

    Charlotte, N.C.-based PeraHealth joined the National Patient Safety Foundation's Patient Safety Coalition.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Collaborating for care — 5 notes on US Department of Health and Human Services joining OptumLabs

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services joined OptumLabs, a Cambridge, Mass.-based collaborative healthcare research and innovation center. Optum, a technology-enable health services business, and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic founded OptumLabs in 2013.  By Megan Wood -
  3. AMGA recognizes New West Physicians for providing quality care — 5 notes

    American Medical Group Association named Denver-based New West Physicians as the national 2015 Acclaim Award recipient for group practices with less than 150 physicians.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. West Florida Healthcare recognized as Top Performer

    The Joint Commission honored West Florida Healthcare in Pensacola, as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, according to Pensacola News Journal.  By Megan Wood -
  5. East Alabama Medical Center honored for care excellence — 3 facts

    East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, received various honors over the last few months for its care, according to  By Megan Wood -
  6. Minority patients nearly 30% less likely to receive analgesic medication — 4 things to know

    Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers found minority patients seeking care in the emergency department were 20 percent to 30 percent less likely to receive analgesic medication, as opposed to white patients, according to News-Medical.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Underserved Florida communities receive help from mobile health unit: 6 notes

    The Seminole County (Fla.) Health Department developed a mobile health unit to offer medical services to underserved communities, according to the Orlando Sentinel.  By Megan Wood -
  8. Guthrie wins 2015 Spok Innovation Award — 5 highlights

    Guthrie, a Pennsylvania and New York-based integrated health system, won the 2015 Spok Innovation Award for developing solutions to enhance patient satisfaction.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. DaVincian Healthcare forms strategic partnerships to connect providers with patients — 5 highlights

    To connect patients in rural and remote areas with providers, DaVincian Health, an innovator in healthcare solutions, is forming strategic partnerships with various companies.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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