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  1. Phoenix nonprofit receives $3.6M federal grant for healthcare improvement: 5 notes

    Nonprofit Arizona Health-e Connection received a $3.6 million federal grant for healthcare quality improvement, according to azcentral.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Making varsity: Indiana University coaching physicians to improve care with $46M grant

    A $46.4 million federal grant will help Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis improve healthcare quality, according to Indystar.  By Megan Wood -
  3. No virus is safe from all-detecting new test: 6 key facts

    A new virus test called ViroCap can spot all known viruses in humans, according to UPI.  By Megan Wood -

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  1. CDC & FDA issues alert to healthcare facilities — 4 notes

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a health alert for facilities to review their procedures for device reprocessing, according to APIC.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. The Joint Commission releases new sentinel event alert: 6 quick facts

    The Joint Commission released a new sentinel event alert focusing on patient falls.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. The California Quality Collaborative appoints new medical director — 5 facts

    The California Quality Collaborative appointed Bart Wald, MD, as medical director.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Lourdes Medical Center honored for patient safety: 4 observations

    Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco, Wash., received the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award, according to NBC.  By Megan Wood -

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  1. Contaminated surgical tools at Seattle Children's leads to HIV, hepatitis testing: 5 key facts

    Seattle Children's Bellevue clinic discovered surgical tools that may have been contaminated, and more than 3,000 children and teens were tested for HIV and hepatitis, according to The Seattle Times.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Possible link between bovine leukemia virus and breast cancer risk — 5 things to know

    Researchers tested the breast tissue of 240 U.S. women for traces of bovine leukemia virus, often found in cattle herds through the United States. The findings indicate a potential link between the BLS virus and the risk of breast cancer in women, according to Philly Voice.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. LifePoint Health selected to continue improvements in patient safety: 5 observations

    LifePoint Health is among 17 hospital associations and health systems to continue reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions, through Partnership for Patients.  By Megan Wood -
  4. 5 things to know about how soft tissue allows H1N1 virus to spread

    Researchers from MIT and the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases discovered the soft tissue at the back of the mouth enables the H1N1 virus to easily spread, according to dna.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. GE Foundation launches Safe Surgery 2020 Initiative; commits $25M: 4 things to know

    The GE Foundation launched the Safe Surgery 2020 Initiative and committed $25 million over the next three years.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Colorado, Script Adviser to connect patients with infectious disease physicians: 4 key notes

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield partnered with Script Adviser, a Denver-based infectious disease medical practice, to offer patients in Colorado access to infectious disease specialists via telemedicine.    By Megan Wood -
  3. 7 cases of viral meningitis confirmed in Maine schools: 4 important facts

    Three York County school departments in Maine have confirmed a total of seven cases of viral meningitis, according to Portland Press Herald.  By Megan Wood -
  4. California website offers healthcare transparency: 5 takeaways

    A new web resource provides consumers with healthcare prices and quality information, according to State of Reform.  By Megan Wood -
  5. New virus found in blood transfusions — 5 facts

    Researchers discovered a new virus that has the capability to be transmitted by blood transfusions and other blood-based products, according to NBC News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. National Academy of Medicine releases book on healthcare diagnoses: 3 facts

    The National Academy of Medicine has released a book on improving diagnoses in healthcare.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. No one is safe from misdiagnoses: 4 key points about the reality of diagnostic errors

    Many Americans will experience a diagnostic error, based on a new Institute of Medicine report, "Improving Diagnosis in Health Care," according to Nature World Report.  By Megan Wood -
  8. California Department of Insurance unveils new website for consumers — 7 notes

    The California Department of Insurance has developed a new consumer website, California Healthcare Compare, for consumers to compare healthcare options based on price and quality, according to Santa Cruz Sentinel.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Ebola continues to surprise researchers — 5 takeaways

    Researchers have discovered Ebola is far more complicated than they initially thought, according to USA Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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