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Stop the CRE Superbug, Save your Residents!

As a health care administrator, you have a responsibility to make every effort to protect your residents. With a “nightmare bacteria” lurking, it is imperative that you take strong measures to ensure that this does not become a threat to…

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New York Hospitals Still Far From Back-To-Normal After Sandy

Superstorm Sandy visited briefly two weeks ago, but her impact will be felt in New York for quite some time to come.  Power has finally been restored to 99% of the affected homes, and gasoline rationing has ended for our…

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Coordination of Care Hits New Heights in Manhattan

As the health care system evolves, one of the key success factors that comes up time and again is the ability for the different entities within the system to collaborate with one another to produce a quality of care that…

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Medicare Data Shows 1 in 4 Readmissions Could be Avoided

Hot on the heels of the October 1st assessment of penalties for 2211 hospitals with excessively high readmission rates for patients with heart failure, pneumonia and myocardial infarction, MedPAC released information on Friday that points the finger again at avoidable…

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Hospitals Penalized by Medicare For Excess Readmissions

The 2010 Health Care Law, in an effort to force improvements in hospital quality, has authorized penalties for hospitals based on readmission rates. Starting in October 2012, more than 2,000 hospitals will be penalized by the government because many of…

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Is There Such Thing as “Too Much” Care?

Among the many dilemmas faced by physicians in today’s healthcare system, one of the trickiest is deciding how much care is enough – and how much is too much.  Armed with ever evolving technology and treatment options, and without clear…

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Coordination of Care Offers Opportunities for Providers

Watching the Olympic opening ceremonies, it would be difficult to miss the fact that the UK chose this very public stage to celebrate, of all things, their healthcare system.  It is hard to imagine such a thing happening on US…

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Collaboration is the Key to Success for Long Term Care Facilities

Despite government threats of financial penalties, hospitals have made little headway in improving rates of preventable readmissions, according to recent Medicare data. More than 20% of Medicare patients return to the hospital within a month of discharge and despite policy…

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Your “Off Day” May be the Day to Get to the ER

What can you do to detect a heart attack early on and prevent fatal results? Too Many symptoms of a heart attack go unrecognized or are often overlooked by the patient as an ‘off’ day. Innocuous looking symptoms include, indigestion,…

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PolyGel Portable Device for DVT Therapy Helps Patients Be Compliant After Surgery

Major surgical procedures are events where medical staff must be reminded that certain patients can be at higher risk for deep vein thrombosis and venous thromboembolism. Postphlebitic syndrome and pulmonary embolisms can occur in the hours, days, and weeks after…

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