Archive for May 2017

Healthcare Quality: Certified Professionals Get Noticed and Go Further!

As a company working with the best and highly specialized healthcare professionals in the Quality, Performance Improvement, Accreditation, Compliance, Risk Management and Patient Safety arena – one of the questions we routinely hear is; “Should I become certified?” The short answer is; yes, healthcare certifications are an excellent way to stand out among your professional…

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Major teaching hospitals have lower mortality rates, study finds

Patients who are admitted to a major teaching hospital are less likely to die than patients admitted to nonteaching hospitals, according to a study published Tuesday by JAMA. “Academic medical centers are often considered more expensive than community hospitals, and some insurers have excluded AMCs from their networks in an attempt to control costs, assuming…

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Double-blind Study Suggests Humans Have Olfactory Defense Against Contagious Disease

(Medical Xpress)—A European team of researchers working at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet has found evidence that suggests that humans have an olfactory defense against contagious diseases. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes experiments they conducted with volunteers undergoing fMRI scans while viewing photos and sniffing body odor…

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Care Management Program Reduced Health Care Costs in Partners Pioneer ACO

Across the country, health care is going through a transformation both in how care is delivered and how it is paid for. These alternative payment models, such as Medicare’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO), require health care delivery organizations to share in the financial risk associated with their patients’ medical spending and encourage health care providers…

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Brain Fights West Nile Virus in Unexpected Way

In a turnabout, a biochemical self-destruct trigger found in many other types of cells appears to guard the lives of brain cells during an infection with West Nile virus. UW Medicine scientists led research showing that this chemical pathway doesn’t have to sacrifice brain cells to destroy the viruses and recruit the body’s defenses against…

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