Volume 3, Issue 2: News In Review

Epidemic Of Health Care Waste: From $1,877 Ear Piercing To ICU Overuse
NPR.org – Two years ago, Margaret O’Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children’s Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. The condition, called being literally “tongue-tied,” made it hard for the girl to make “th” sounds.

To view the original article in its entirety, click here.

Healthcare prices hard to find online
reuters.com – Consumers who search online for prices of common medical procedures may be disappointed by what they find, a U.S. study suggests.

To view the original article in its entirety, click here.

CDC Issues Updated Guidance for Infants Born to Mothers with Possible Zika Infection During Pregnancy
Contagionlive.com – In a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated interim clinical guidance designed to help healthcare providers as they care for infants who were born to mothers with potential Zika virus infection while pregnant.  In August 2017, the CDC, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, hosted a meeting where clinical experts presented emerging evidence in the realm of Zika virus.

To view the original article in its entirety, click here.

San Diego hospitals give medical tourism a try
Fiercehealthcare.com – Four major San Diego hospitals have partnered with regional tourism and business leaders to launch an initiative aimed at boosting medical tourism. UC San Diego Health System, Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Health and Rady Children’s Hospital are all participants in the project, dubbed DestinationCare San Diego, which launched last week. A website offers details on services available at all four hospitals and travel planning assistance for people who may want to visit the city for healthcare.

To view the original article in its entirety, click here.

Survey report reveals how patients believe providers can drive better outcomes
Managedhealthcareexecutive.com – Many patients and providers believe disappointing outcomes underscore a need for quality improvement, according to a pair of studies. A report on the two studies, “Examining Care Quality,” from West, a provider of technology-driven communications, also reveals that providers have opportunities to increase their focus on prevention and wellness, and that by doing so they may be able to more actively engage patients and drive them to adopt healthy behaviors and participate in activities that would improve their health.

To view the original article in its entirety, click here.

Leave a Reply

Top