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  1. Illinois confirms first case of West Nile virus — 4 facts

    Health officials confirmed the first human case of West Nile in Illinois this year, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. What are the long-term effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy? 5 insights

    A study published by JAMA Surgery examined the long-term effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on obesity-related comorbidities.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Nearly 50% of Hispanics believe antibiotics treat colds — 5 things to know

    A large portion of U.S. adults, including nearly half of Hispanics, believe antibiotics will ease the symptoms of a cold, according to Medical Daily.  By Mary Rechtoris -

Who's raising your patients' expectations?

The consumer technology revolution has changed the world, and with it your patients’ lives and their expectations. As a result, patients have been conditioned to expect frictionless, modern, digital experiences in every aspect of their life, including their care.
  1. Investigation ongoing for possible Yosemite plague case

    Health officials are investigating whether a person who recently visited Yosemite National Park contracted the plague, according to Fox News.  By Megan Wood -
  2. What causes pediatric safety events in out-of-hospital emergent care?

    Certain factors result in pediatric safety events in out-of-hospital emergent care situations based on a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, according to News Medical.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Expression of gene enables growth of hepatitis C — 6 things to know

    Scientists recently found the expression of a single gene allows them to readily grow hepatitis C virus in the lab, according to Medical Xpress.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. An unlikely asset: Bloodthirsty spiders could help fight malaria — 4 key points

    A recent study found a jumping spider, called Evarcha culicivora, can help in the fight against malaria, according to The Washington Post.  By Mary Rechtoris -

Total joints in an ASC: Protocols for success

The current healthcare industry is requiring institutions to manage change and control shifting costs all while driving organizational efficiency. A specific shift, in total joint procedures, to Ambulatory Surgery Centers, is a new frontier for many surgeons and organizations.
  1. Medical College of Wisconsin receives $20M grant — 5 things to know

    The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee was awarded a five-year grant totaling $20 million from the National Institutes of Health, according to Pulse.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Texas bill requires better transparency for drug costs & coverage — 5 facts

    A new bill requires insurance companies operating in Texas to make costs and coverage more readily available for consumers online, according to the Houston Chronicle.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Health information for 3,000 clients sent to wrong addresses in Colorado breach

    Letters containing personal health information were sent to incorrect addresses due to a computer malfunction in Colorado, according to The Denver Post.  By Megan Wood -
  4. 6 notes about Rhode Island health officials requiring HPV vaccine for students

    Rhode Island health officials said they will not change the requirement for middle school students to receive the HPV vaccine, despite concerns from parents and lawmakers, according to an AP article.  By Megan Wood -
  1. 1st confirmed death from West Nile in San Bernardino County — 4 facts

    The first person died from West Nile in San Bernardino County, Calif., according to abc7.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. WebMD and Medscape investigate health issues for children in school: 6 important notes

    WebMD and Medscape surveyed possible health issues children, parents and physicians will face in the upcoming school year.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Intermountain Healthcare awarded for patient safety: 5 notes

    The Patient Safety Movement Foundation honored Intermountain Healthcare with a patient safety award, according to an article on  By Megan Wood -
  4. Researchers develop largest genomic set for Lassa virus — 6 key points

    Researchers created the largest genomic set for Lassa virus, according to Vaccine News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Aseptic Health unveils new virus-fighter in Central Ohio: 5 things to know

    Aseptic Health released its Aseptic Plus disinfectant product in Central Ohio, according to a benzinga article.  By Megan Wood -
  6. OpenNotes improving patient safety and engagement: 6 notes

    If patients can access doctors' notes electronically, healthcare safety and quality will improve, based on a study in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, according to an article on iHealthBeat. Created in 2010, OpenNotes initially included 100 primary care physicians and 25,000 patients.  By Megan Wood -
  7. Healthcare innovation means testing a lot of ideas, quickly: 5 points of advice from Penn Medicine

    Experts at Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania suggest that healthcare innovation means testing a lot of ideas quickly, cheaply and contextually. The New England Journal of Medicine published the perspective, according to News Medical.  By Megan Wood -
  8. Researchers find way to prevent flu without virus — 5 facts

    Researchers have discovered a possible way to prevent the flu without using the virus itself or interferon, according to News-Medical.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. 6 observations about the challenge of Uberizing healthcare

    With telehealth beginning to transform the healthcare industry, some startups are taking it a step further to try to "Uberize" healthcare, according to an article on  By Megan Wood -

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