Akron Children's Hospital recently installed 118 bed cameras in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), allowing families to see their babies at any time, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Delegating is a critical skill for leaders, yet many struggle to do it, Deborah Grayson Riegel, a leadership coach and principal at The Boda Group, writes in Harvard Business Review. She offers eight tips on how leaders can delegate successfully.
In a viral Facebook post, nurse Amanda Bitz explains that people who are on the fence about the flu vaccination should get the shot "not ... for you," but "for those around you" who have diseases and conditions that might make them more susceptible to the virus.
Home-based care models provide "tremendous opportunities to improve care," but "there are significant risks and challenges to their broader adoption," write Pooja Chandrashekar, Sashi Moodley, and Sachin Jain in the Harvard Business Review, sharing five common challenges—and solutions—to implementing such programs.
An Ethicon spokesperson said the settlement includes no admission of liability or misconduct by Ethicon. The spokesperson noted Ethicon "remains focused on meeting the significant surgical care needs of health care providers and patients."
Drugmakers and medical device makers paid more than 700 physicians at least $1 million each in the past four years, according to an analysis of CMS' Open Payments database released by ProPublica last week.
Two Ohio counties reached a $260 million settlement with three of the largest U.S. drug distributors and a drugmaker over their alleged role in fueling the opioid epidemic, potentially averting a highly anticipated federal court case.
Since the Affordable Care Act, Medicare has increasingly emphasized value-based programs, but nearly a decade later, experts are still weighing whether these value-based initiatives work, health economist Austin Frakt writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."