A new study of Vermont death certificates signed by someone other than a medical examiner finds that such certificates contain the wrong cause of death 51% of the time, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Texas, and Vermont.
An Australian blogger earlier this year shared an X-ray that showed a grape lodged tightly into the throat of a five-year-old child. The striking image went viral—and led pediatricians to warn that parents must be alert to choking hazards even past a child's infant and toddler years.
CMS estimates a HealthCare.gov breach affected about 75,000 consumer files, and CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the agency is "working to identify the individuals potentially impacted as quickly as possible so that [it] can notify them and provide resources such as credit protection."
Should you trust your Fitbit's accounting of how many calories you've burned today? A new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals which fitness trackers are (relatively) trustworthy—and which miss the mark. Advisory Board's Peter Kilbridge and Sophie Ranen explain what these findings mean for incorporating wearables into clinical practice.
A new study in Health Affairs estimated Maryland's state-funded Health Enterprise Zones led to 18,562 fewer inpatient stays and a net savings of $108 million over four years. Advisory Board's Tomi Ogundimu explores a key component in their approach—and recommends how providers can adopt the lesson it shows us.
Five years ago, Seattle Children's Hospital implemented so-called "waterfall" shifts in the ED—leading to a "dramatic" decrease in patient handoffs, improvements in patient safety, and greater collaboration among physicians, Christopher Cheney reports for Health Leaders Media.