Adam Hyman, a nurse at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who needs an organ donor, said three of his coworkers are a match, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
The New England Journal of Medicine last week shared a photo of a cherry-red, 'mysterious, branchlike structure' that a patient had coughed up—and closely resembled a pathway in the human lung, Haley Weiss reports for The Atlantic.
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the United Network for Organ Sharing last week approved a new liver distribution policy intended to prioritize patients with the most urgent medical needs and reduce geographic disparities in the distribution of livers for transplant.
Morgan Gleason, a college student with a rare autoimmune disease had never been pregnant. But her medical record said she'd given birth, twice, highlighting how electronic health records can often contain erroneous information. Advisory Board's Peter Kilbridge says these errors can have serious consequences, but urges providers not to overlook the tremendous potential they have to reduce medical errors as well.
Beginning January 1st, CMS will require all hospitals to post their standard charges online. The Daily Briefing's Jackie Kimmell sat down with three Advisory Board experts to learn how the move could affect patient behavior, what it means for hospital competition, and more. Here are their six main takeaways.
Getting six to eight hours of sleep each night is ideal for your health, but sleeping more than that could put you at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease or death, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.