Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Massachusetts General hosts mock safe injection site

    Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital set up a mock safe injection site at its health center in Charlestown to raise awareness about overdose deaths, treatment and prevention, according to The Republican.  
  2. PTSD doubles risk of infection, study finds

    People diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder are 1.8 times more likely to contract any type of infection, according to a study published in Epidemiology.
  3. 3 dead, 140 sickened in North Carolina Legionnaires' outbreak

    A third person in North Carolina has died from Legionnaires' disease, according to CNN. 

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  1. Mayo Clinic innovation leader Dr. Douglas Wood: 'There is no innovation without action'

    Douglas Wood, MD, has served as the medical director of the innovation and design team within Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery since 2013.
  2. Roberta Tinch selected as president of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

    Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System has named Roberta A. Tinch president of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, Va.
  3. 40% of RNs paid by the hour work overtime, survey shows

    Many registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who are paid by the hour work overtime, most of which is voluntary, according to a recent Medscape report.
  4. Healthcare organizations name their top vendors

    Nuance Communications, Optum360 and M*Modal are among the highest-ranked vendors in coding and health information management this year, according to a recent Black Book survey.

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  1. Meet Dr. Claus Torp Jensen, Memorial Sloan Kettering's 1st chief digital officer

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center named Claus Torp Jensen, PhD, the New York City-based institution's first chief digital officer and head of technology on Oct. 14.
  2. Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin publicly launch $225M innovation campaign

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin announced on Oct. 16 the public launch of the Hope to Health campaign, which aims to raise $225 million to support healthcare innovation efforts, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
  3. A better supply chain: Solutions for three common pharmacy logistics challenges

    A recent article from Cardinal Health shares insights on overcoming the biggest logistical challenges for pharmacies across settings.
  4. VA partners with Philips to expand delivery of telehealth services

    Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a multisite pilot program that will use Philips technology to provide remote and virtual care to veterans at their local veterans service organizations.

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  1. Valley Children's Healthcare launches innovation program

    Madera, Calif.-based Valley Children's Healthcare announced Oct. 16 a new partnership between its innovation program and The Innovation Institute.
  2. Las Vegas hospital shuts off water amid Legionnaires' threat

    Las Vegas-based Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital shut off its water Oct. 2 after discovering Legionella bacteria in its water supply, reports CBS affiliate KLAS-TV.
  3. How Mayo Clinic got staff on board with major surgical process changes  

    To decrease length of stay among surgical patients, Mayo Clinic created an Enhanced Recovery Pathway, which it strategically implemented across the organization and partnering institutions, David Larson, MD, division chair of colon and rectal surgery at Mayo, wrote in an article for Harvard Business Review.
  4. Hospital CEO turnover down year over year 

      Hospital CEO turnover is down in the first three quarters of this year compared to last, according to a report from Challenger, Gray and Christmas, an executive outplacement firm. 
  5. US News: Best Medicare drug plans in 2020

    U.S. News & World Report published its annual list of the best health insurance companies offering Medicare Part D prescription drug plans in 2020.
  6. NIH grants $3.7M to Washington U for cancer genomics database

    National Institutes of Health awarded $3.7 million to a team of St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine researchers to continue developing an open-source genomics database in support of cancer treatment.
  7. US News: Best Medicare Advantage plans for 2020

    U.S. News & World Report published its annual list of the best health insurance companies offering Medicare Advantage coverage in 2020.
  8. Epic adds clinical decision support tools to App Orchard

    Flatiron Health, an EHR oncology vendor that provides clinical decision support tools within workflows, joined Epic's App Orchard online marketplace.
  9. Why some tribes are taking over hospital management from Indian Health Services

    Some Native American tribes are taking over the management of Indiana Health Service hospitals in hopes of reversing a long history of poor care quality, low funding and understaffing at the federal facilities, according to The New York Times. 

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