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USA: Healthcare Snapshot from The Commonwealth Fund

March 19, 2012

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Big new analysis out this morning looking at the wide range of health services and outcomes across the US. This report is a project of The Commonwealth Fund and I’m linking you to Modern Healthcare’s coverage of its release.   Pet Peeve: The Commonwealth Fund clearly states that they timed the release of this report […]

USA: Patient Data Warning You Should Read

March 6, 2012

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Everyone is aware of identity theft these days. But did you know that one of the simplest ways for theves to get your private identifying information is through your health providers? The US government is pushing the use of electronic patient data systems. However,  they are filled with problems – technology incompatability, contant need to […]

USA: What Does “Hospital Clean” Really Mean?

February 22, 2012

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USA: HAI’s (hospital acquired infections) have reached epidemic proportions in our nation’s hospitals. FYI: the term hospital acquired infections annoyed hospital executives, who successfully petitioned goverment agencies to water the term down to “healthcare associated infections.” As I’ve stated repeatedly, hosptials are the major source for this horrific and unnecessary filth-born plague so I continue […]

USA: Antibiotic Overuse in Kids

November 16, 2011

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USA: You’ve probably already seen a version of this report, or heard someone talking about it on your preferred news outlet. The subject: Antibiotic overuse in children. The latest issue of Pediatrics ran the results of a study conducted by Dr. Adam Welsh and a team of researchers from the University of Utah. They revealed that […]

USA: Quoted In Fierce HealthCare

November 1, 2011

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USA: HealthCare PSI was mentioned in today’s Fierce HealthCare story about the lack of hospital reporting in the case of never events. Patient advocates know this is a regular occurance. But this bit of knowledge is a shock to the system and sensabilities of reporters and the general public, too. Remember, hospitals are supposed to […]

USA: Good News and Bad About Antibiotic Resistance and Hospitals

October 24, 2011

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USA: MedlinePlus published this report today about our nation’s hospital efforts to cut the use of unnecessary antibiotics, which is aimed at curbing the escalating problem of antibiotic resistant infections. The good news: the programs are working in participating hospitals! The bad news: only 1/3 of the nation’s hospitals are participating in these efforts. The excuse for […]

USA: More Evidence of Failure

October 19, 2011

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It would seem that in order to be a top-ranked healthcare facility in this country, all you have to do is hire someone clever enough to creatively fill out treatment compliance forms, or simply claim you’re great. I’ve seen three reports in the last week confirming that this is exactly what’s going on in our nation’s hospitals. It’s about real […]