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Hospital ICUs should reconsider use of harmful patient restraints

Hospitals should reconsider whether physical restraints are a good tool to use, especially in the intensive care unit as they could be ineffective or harmful in some situations, writes author Ravi Parikh in an article in  The Atlantic.

The power of art: Hospitals use paintings, sculptures to improve patient health, satisfaction

Hospital leaders frequently incorporate design when they remodel facilities in order to improve population health and community wellness. But many organizations now try to prominently display works of art to reduce patient stress and boost satisfaction, the  Wall Street Journal  reports. Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital took the concept to a whole new level, commissioning 19 artists to decorate its newly opened facilty in Indianapolis.

How healthcare executives can take the lead in population health management

Going above and beyond in risk analysis is key to manage population health, Steven C. Linn, M.D., CMO & vice president of academic affairs for New Jersey-based Inspira Health Network, said in a video interview with Hospitals & Health Networks.

NPs and PAs perform office procedures beyond their medical training, study finds

Amidst the primary care physician shortage, mid-level providers like nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) perform procedures which they may not have formal training in across primary care offices around the country, a new study published in  JAMA Dermatology  revealed.

Patient safety incident could cost Texas hospital government funding

A Texas hospital could lose government funding going forward as a result of putting a patient in "immediate jeopardy" of harm, although the details of the case weren't released,  The Dallas Morning News  reported.

Covering all preventive tests leads to higher utilization, costs

As insurers are covering more preventive tests and screening, as required by the Affordable Care Act, two financial experts question whether such coverage actually incurs additional costs for the companies.

Community health centers embrace EHRs, collect occupational health info

Community health centers are making significant progress in adopting electronic health records, according to the latest data from HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration.

Hospitals using Meaningful Use med measures report fewer adverse drug events

Hospitals in Florida that implemented the medical management measures required by Meaningful Use reported significant drops in adverse drug events, according to a new study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Ebola outbreak worsens as scientists search for source of virus

As the two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while in Liberia recover at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports the outbreak is worse than previously thought--and controlling the virus is especially difficult because researchers don't know the source, according to  Fox News.  

Discrimination accusations plague insurers

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act was meant to stop insurers from discrimination against consumers with pre-existing or expensive-to-treat conditions. Yet many critics worry new barriers from healthcare insurers continually lead to certain bias,  reports the Associated Press.