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This software, which complies with HIPAA, serves as a platform for everyone involved in a patient's care to send text messages, images, files, videos and other formats, keeping in touch when the patient is not in a medical facility. »
The FDA wants to make substantial changes to the regulatory pathway through which most medical devices enter the U.S. market. The clearance procedure has been in place since 1976.
The ECRI Institute on Monday launched its much-anticipated online repository for clinical guidelines. Officials hope the website will replace the federal government's National Guideline Clearinghouse, which shut down in July.
A key element is adding support staff and increasing their care responsibilities to enable physicians to see more patients more efficiently.
Only 21% of 535 hospitals analyzed showed sizable improvements in workplace environment scores, according to a new study. Patients have suffered as a result.
Forty-six percent of hospices surveyed said they aren't confident that they could sustain the financial impact of a federal audit, primarily due to poor clinical documentation management.
Radiologists are overworked, interpreting new images every few seconds to keep up with increasing numbers of CT and MRI scans. As is the trend these days, some are turning to digital tools backed by artificial intelligence to help ease the pain.
Many health systems use group purchasing organizations to get supplies and devices. But GPOs charge manufacturers to have their products appear in catalogs and that's contributing to high healthcare costs, according to three Johns Hopkins professors.
Hospitals could save significant money if they standardize purchasing, analyze data that tie costs to patient outcomes and facilitate collaboration between physicians and administrators, according to a new report.
Hospitals that receive accreditation from organizations like the Joint Commission don't have better mortality or readmission rates than their non-accredited peers, according to a new study.
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