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- Study: Nighttime ICU intensivists don't boost patient outcomes
Nighttime intensivist staffing had no significant benefits on ICU or hospital length of stay, according to a study recently published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- Jury sides with blood lab technician in New Jersey whistleblower case
A New Jersey Superior Court jury has awarded a former Bayonne Medical Center hematology technician more than $2.1 million under the state’s whistleblower law.
- News about clinical integration, from Greeley's CMO
Clinical integration, the advancement of physician-hospital collaboration to increase quality and decrease costs, is harder than it looks. The impending pay for value world we are rapidly entering requires that physicians lead clinical integration to achieve success.
- ED staff's Facebook time increased with patient volume
Emergency department healthcare workers in one hospital spent an average of 12 minutes per hour browsing Facebook, and use of Facebook increased as patient volumes and acuity increased, according to a study in the May issue of Journal of Medical Internet Research.
- Answers or more questions?
Fifteen states, including California, are considering legislation that could expand nurse practitioners’ scopes of practice, according to a recent National Public Radio news item.
- Joint Commission seeks input on behavioral health home certification
Joint Commission-accredited behavioral healthcare organizations that are establishing behavioral health homes will soon have a certification option.
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