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‘Predatory Bacteria’ Might Be Enlisted In Defense Against Antibiotic Resistance

Original post: https://www.npr.org/ By: Richard Harris It’s a bacteria-eat-bacteria world, scientists say. Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, shown here in false color, attacks common germs six times its size, then devours them from the inside out. Alfred Pasieka/Science Source Here’s a bold idea to fight back against bacteria that can’t be stopped by antibiotics: Go after them with germ-eating microbes. That…
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Google launches new search engine to help scientists find the datasets they need

Original post on: https://www.theverge.com By James Vincent Dataset Search could be a scientist’s best friend Google’s goal has always been to organize the world’s information, and its first target was the commercial web. Now, it wants to do the same for the scientific community with a new search engine for datasets. The service, called Dataset Search,…
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Healthcare Contractors: Apps to Download while on Assignment

Original post on: https://businesstravellife.com By: Kristina Portillo CPT, MS TripIt: TripIt is a travel management app that builds and tracks your travel itinerary. The paid version ($49/ year) has many other features including flight tracking, gate change notifications, and the ability to find alternative flights. Expense Report App: There are a number of apps that provide expense reports. You…
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How Will Technology Change The Healthcare Game?

Original Post from Forbes.com By: Rajaie Batniji Almost every aspect of our lives has been changed – and usually simplified – by technology: from communicating to banking to shopping. But, somehow, healthcare has been left behind because we all believed that it was too complicated to fix, or that the solutions were impossible due to regulations.…
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Healthcare: Avoid Burnout

Original Post: http://nursing.advanceweb.com By:  Krystina Ostermeyer RN, BSN, CDE I remember learning about lots of things in nursing school. Care plans. Nursing assessment. Prioritization. Pharmacology. ADLs. Even the proper way to make a bed (military corners, anyone?) Probably the most important lesson that I didn’t heed was preventing nurse burnout. After all, I went into nursing…
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Leaders must learn the art of effective delegation

Original post at: https://www.nurse.com By: By Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN Whether you’re a new leader or a seasoned one, you must master the art of delegation to be an effective leader. There is no way around it. There are many ways to define it, but simply put, delegation is one person giving another person (normally manager to…
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CMSA announces a new course to bring professional case management to the next level

CMSA and its board of directors stand behind and offer the Standards of Practice for Case Management, 2016 revision, which provides practice guidelines for the case management industry and its diverse stakeholders. These standards identify and address important foundational knowledge, skills, and competencies for the professional case manager within a spectrum of case management practice…
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When medical home models include palliative care, quality improves

Original post on: https://www.mcknights.com By: Cyndi Seiwert This patient experience may sound familiar: A 89-year old man with chronic heart failure experienced five emergency room visits and five hospital admissions in one year before his condition worsened and he was intubated in the ICU. Prior to this, he had been seeing his cardiologist and primary care provider…
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How Healthcare Providers Can Use Technology to Increase Cash Flow, Patient Satisfaction

Original Post on: allbusinesss.com  By Michael Evans and Kevin Fleming The rising cost of healthcare services and the corresponding cost of healthcare insurance represent significant economic issues for employers. Additionally, these higher costs are proving to be a barrier to patient treatment. Further inhibiting access to care, some providers are requiring upfront deductible payments from…
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8 Ways to Improve Patient Satisfaction, Patient Experience And (By The Way) HCAHPS Scores

We love this article because of it’s practical approach to patient experience and the thoughtful way that information is presented for management and staff alike. Original post: Forbes.com By: Micah Solomon In light of Medicaid’s announcement that it may expand the use of Child HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) results, let’s do a roundup…
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