Monthly Archives: January 2010

California Hospitals Fined for Alleged Immediate Jeopardy Mistakes

California health officials fined 13 hospitals a total of $650,000 Wednesday for 16 “immediate jeopardy” medical mistakes that caused or could have caused patient harm, including at least three that may have led to patient deaths. “In issuing these administrative … Continue reading

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Chlorhexidine Cuts Risk of Surgical Infections… a broader point #hcr #infection

The chemical antiseptic chlorhexidine does a better job than povidone-iodine in reducing the risk of surgical site infections, even in carriers of Staphylococcus aureus, according to two new randomized studies. Researchers in the U.S. found that chlorhexidine and alcohol, used … Continue reading

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Have to start somewhere. Right? #hcr #healthcarereform

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday floated the idea of a two-track plan for health care reform — with Congress pursuing easier-to-pass incremental changes now and comprehensive reform later. “We believe that it’s possible to have comprehensive health care reform … Continue reading

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Sitting too much could be deadly … #getupandmove

Here’s a new warning from health experts: Sitting is deadly. Scientists are increasingly warning that sitting for prolonged periods — even if you also exercise regularly — could be bad for your health. And it doesn’t matter where the sitting … Continue reading

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Twitter’s Growth Slows Dramatically

Most Twitter users, however – even if they are now more engaged on average – still have fewer than 100 followers. Only 18% of all Twitter users have more than 100 followers. A total of 81% of all users are … Continue reading

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12 EMRs with remote access iPhone apps #EMR #hcr #hcsm

MobiHealthNews broke the news last week that the mobile EHR product that came out of Apple’s pilot with EMR vendor Epic Systems was an iPhone app called Haiku, but Haiku was not the first EMR to grant iPhone and iPod … Continue reading

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18 Online Productivity Tools… for biz and physicians #hcr

With the tools on this list, you should be able to check in on your current workflow stack regardless of which machine you happen to be in front of, what operating system it uses, and what browser it’s running. Plus, … Continue reading

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