Hospital del Niño had been running off generators as a result of Hurricane Maria, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Connecticut, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and Virginia.
Cancer patients may experience increased anxiety or fear, but those negative emotions could help motivate patients to practice healthy behaviors—provided the patient has a knack for adapting to new goals, according to a study published in Health Psychology, Eryn Brown writes for the Los Angeles Times.
In a novel strategy, University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center used EHR data to map out patient movements and identify the location of a source of Clostridium difficile (C. diff), according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
The 2018 open enrollment period launches next week, and several new analyses show that premium rates in most states that rely on the federal exchange will increase by double-digit margins—but a growing number of consumers will still have access health plans with premiums that will be completely offset by federal subsidies.
Acting on President Trump's memorandum, acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan declared the U.S. opioid misuse epidemic a public health emergency, but some industry observers say the declaration might not have a significant effect.