A year ago, Kurt Niederloh collapsed from a heart attack while running the Run for the Lakes 10K, but two other runners—an RN and a nurse practitioner—saved his life, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Maine, and Minnesota.
In 2016, Penn Medicine launched its so-called 'nudge unit,' a group focused on making it easier to implement subtle changes within a hospital to improve decision-making, and now, writing in NEJM Catalyst, Sujatha Changolkar, clinical research coordinator for the Penn nudge unit, and colleagues share how others can make nudges work at their organization.
When Frank Baez was 17, he took a job at New York University's Langone Tisch Hospital as a janitor to help his family. On Monday, about 12 years later, Baez graduated from the same college with a nursing degree.
More than 25% of rural U.S. residents have had trouble accessing health care in recent years, and almost half of them said it was because they couldn't afford it, according survey results NPR released Tuesday.
Congressional Budget Office officials this week told House Budget Committee members that there currently are too many unknowns surrounding a single-payer health care system to determine how such a system would affect insurance rates and government spending.