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  • Poll finds Americans misinformed about Ebola risk

    A recent national poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found that about 90% of Americans incorrectly believe Ebola can be spread through the air if an infected person sneezes or coughs.

  • Healthcare photo sharing app to launch in Europe

    Figure 1, a photo sharing app that allows healthcare professionals to share pictures of their patients with each other and medical students for educational purposes will be launched across Western Europe by the end of the year.

  • Class action lawsuit filed against Community Health Systems

    Following a data breach in August in which Chinese hackers stole 4.5 million patient records, Community Health Systems (CHS) now faces a class action lawsuit brought by one of those patients

  • Heard this week

    “Like good police work, good medicine depends on deliberate, inefficient, plodding, expensive repetition. No system of data management will ever replace it.”
     
    - Abigail Zuger, MD, discusses the disadvantages of relying on electronic medical records in a blog post for The New York Times.

  • Editor's Note

     

    Dear readers,
     
    With a second healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas testing positive for Ebola, I’m sure you’ve been thinking about the preparedness of your own facilities to handle a possible case. The CDC recently announced several opportunities for healthcare providers to discuss preparedness and receive additional training with CDC experts.
     
    What are you doing to ensure your staff is properly trained to handle a possible case of Ebola? Let me know. 
     
    Thanks for reading!
     
    Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider

     

  • CMS sets new deadline to apply for meaningful use hardship exemption

    CMS has reopened the submission period with a deadline of November 1 for hospitals and physicians to apply for an EHR meaningful use hardship exemption to avoid payment adjustments next year.

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  • A practical approach to criteria-based privileges

    Core Privileges for Physicians, Sixth Edition is on its way! This updated, comprehensive resource contains over 75 physician specialty and subspecialty forms, along with nearly 40 procedure lists corresponding to the specialties and subspecialties. Feel confident knowing the criteria in the forms have been researched and reviewed by privileging experts, saving you the time and hassle of doing so. These forms are downloadable and customizable, so you can edit them to fit your medical staff’s specific needs.

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