CMS has received more than 120 comments on its effort to reduce financial conflicts of interest in the hospital accreditation market, and while some health care organizations expressed support for the proposal, others said proposed regulations are unnecessary, Stephanie Armour reports for the Wall Street Journal.
Morgen Nolan, a first-year nurse at the system, said the training was "just like it would be in a regular hospital with a real patient," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Indiana, Utah, and Wisconsin.
In the face of EHR functionality and workflow challenges, doctors often work around EHRs using handwritten notes and other tactics, instead of working with the technology, according to a study published in PLOS One.
Washington, D.C., often is viewed as a town of political partisanship and gridlock, and it's rare for a policymaker to break free from those preconceptions. But FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb did that just—transforming from a nominee who once raised widespread skepticism to an effective official with widespread support from industry stakeholders, fellow policymakers, and political observers alike.
When Ilan Goldenberg's father asked him to donate a kidney, Goldenberg felt "blindsided" and even frightened by the request, he writes for Vox. Here are seven lessons Goldenberg learned as he considered and, ultimately, chose to go through with the procedure.
CMS on Tuesday said it will implement various changes to its Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings, including lowering its threshold for penalties related to staffing levels and launching separate ratings for short-term and long-term care facilities.