CDC warned consumers on Thursday not to purchase Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, citing an outbreak of Salmonella related to the cereal that has infected at least 100 people in 33 states, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality last week filed notice asking White House Office of Management and Budget for permission to create a database for safety information on ambulatory surgical centers, Virgil Dickson reports for Modern Healthcare.
Did you know that just under half of all Americans say they've attempted to lose weight in the last year? Here's what you need to know about who attempts to lose weight in America, how they try to do it—and which methods experts say actually work.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says although FDA, the health care industry, and other groups have "made progress to mitigate individual [drug] shortages, [they] haven't firmly impacted the underlying structural concerns that give rise to these recurring challenges." Advisory Board's Rebecca Tyrrell outlines five ways that organizations can "bolster their defenses" against shortages.
Einstein Healthcare Network has spent the last year on an ambitious—and successful—effort to reduce their high number of patient no-shows. To understand the new approach, the Daily Briefing spoke with Barry Freedman, CEO of Einstein, as well as members of Advisory Board's Patient Access Consulting team who worked with Einstein on the effort.
Providence St. Joseph has rolled out initiatives to help doctors understand and make care plans in line with patients' end-of-life wishes. Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet reflects that "many physicians feel unprepared and uncomfortable broaching end-of-life issues with their patients," but outlines three strategies organizations can use to help.