Despite some experts' calls to divert patients away from expensive academic medical centers (AMCs), research demonstrates that AMCs may produce better patients outcomes—and may not cost as much as some policymakers fear, a trio of prominent health care experts write in a JAMA viewpoint published Monday.
The new, $900 million building, called the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Center, will include dedicated spaces for health education, a health clinic, and exercise classes, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Colorado, and North Carolina.
Last April, Tufts Medical Center received almost 5,000 scam phone calls in two hours—bringing communications at the hospital to a standstill. It's not the only health care provider to be hit with these "robocalls," which threaten the safety and privacy of hospital workers and patients, Tony Romm reports for the Washington Post.
In a CNN opinion piece, hospice nurse and author Theresa Brown writes that the health care system should stop telling clinicians to "do more with less," arguing that the system routinely prioritizes profits "over pain, over kindness, over nurses and doctors being able to do our jobs."