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Aug 15, 2018
Referrals, laboratory results, imaging reports and medication lists were the most common types of patient health information electronically exchanged by office-based physicians in 2015.
Aug 15, 2018
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released an online toolkit to help primary care practices improve care for patients taking opioids for chronic pain.
Aug 15, 2018
Embedding certain decision support alerts into hospital electronic health records can lower costs, readmissions and complications for patients, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Managed Care.
Aug 15, 2018
AHA Board Member Claire Zangerle, RN, chief nurse executive at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, moderated a dynamic panel at last month’s AHA Leadership Summit that discussed effective violence prevention strategies and program development. 
Aug 15, 2018 by Patti Costello
This fall, more than 500 health care professionals with a stake in the environment of care will gather to address these changes in Columbus, Ohio from Sept. 23-26 for the annual EXCHANGE Conference & Solution Center – a program of AHA’s Association for the Health Care Environment. 
Aug 15, 2018
Also in this roundup of hospital and health system leadership changes: New CEOs of Nebraska Medicine, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital and other changes.
Aug 14, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a public workshop Sept. 5-6 on “Medical Product Shortages during Disasters: Opportunities to Predict, Prevent and Respond.”
Aug 14, 2018
The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management yesterday presented its 2018 George R. Gossett Leadership Award to Deborah Sprindzunas, who has served as the association’s executive director for the past 20 years.
Aug 14, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of nursing news: after nearly 60 years in the field, this nurse still loves her job; and new CNOs at Orange Regional Medical Center, Saint Thomas Health, and Twin Cities Community Hospital.
Aug 13, 2018
Enrollees in large employer health plans with inpatient admissions receive an out-of-network medical bill approximately 18% of the time, according to an analysis released today by Kaiser Family Foundation.