New Jersey Department of Health has prohibited the rehab center from admitting new patients until the outbreak ends, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Hawaii, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Traces of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bacteria on hospital bed linens may survive the washing process, which suggests that hospital bedsheets could be a possible source of C. diff infection, according to a recent study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
A new proposed rule from the Trump administration on Tuesday would allow U.S. workers to use employer-funded health reimbursement arrangements to purchase private health coverage, as well as short-term health plans.
A Medicaid managed care insurer can pay doctors bonuses to increase preventive screenings and it won't be considered kickback, according to an advisory opinion HHS' Office of Inspector General (OIG) published last week.
Many top-ranked hospitals don't comply with federal and state regulations for completing patient requests for their medical information, according to a study published earlier this month in JAMA Network Open.
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court and an advocate for Alzheimer's disease research, announced that she will be withdrawing from public life, following her diagnosis "some time ago" of dementia and "probably Alzheimer's disease."
American workers really, really hate talking about their salaries: In a recent survey, 80% said they'd actually pay money to avoid revealing their salary to peers. Even so, some experts are urging workers to open up about compensation to push back at racial and gender inequities—and hospitals and health systems need to be ready to deal with the consequences, according to Advisory Board's Micha'le Simmons.
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