Industry News - September 2013

AHE elects two at-large board members

Association for the Healthcare Environment president re-appointed

9/25/2013


Demand for nurse informaticists ramps up

Nursing informatics blends nursing science, information science and computer science

9/25/2013


Healthcare Design magazine announces 2013 Remodel-Renovation winners

Six projects honored in fourth annual competition

9/24/2013


Healthcare can be fixed by design

Wired Q&A talks to consultant about how to bring human-centered design to a complex system

9/24/2013


Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council seeks nominations for 2014-2016 board

Four HLAC positions in three director classes are open

9/24/2013


Chemotherapy delivery given kid-friendly makeover

Designers look to rubber duckies and superheroes to make experience a little easier

9/23/2013


HHS awards $5.3 million for health IT in rural areas

Grants will help expand the rural health information technology workforce and the use of telehealth

9/20/2013


How long will health care boom last in Dallas/Forth Worth?

Parkland Memorial Hospital is the nation's largest health care construction projects in progress

9/20/2013


New IT degree with health care focus offered

Information-related job growth in the health care field is expected to increase by 21 percent between 2010 and 2020

9/19/2013


NHS Change Day making a difference, organizers say

Over 189,000 pledges were made to improve patient experience and/or clinical outcomes

9/18/2013


N.J. firm stays busy in health care construction

Nursing home specialist partnering for new rehabilitation center

9/18/2013


Cancer treatment waiting room redesigned just for kids

Staff-driven project was inspired by young cancer patient

9/17/2013


Residents protest Utah medical waste incinerator

North Salt Lake plant accused of blanketing the region in toxic smoke

9/16/2013


C. Diff rates nearly doubled 10 years

Data comes from analysis of U.S. National Hospital Discharge Surveys from 2001 to 2010

9/16/2013


C-change: the chief experience officer joins the executive circle

Patient experiences have a financial impact with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

9/13/2013


Updated Life Safety Code waiver rule allows bigger trash cans

The update balances "unreasonable hardship" for facilities and resident safety

9/12/2013


Bipartisan Policy Center calls for health IT oversight framework

BPC seeks response that engages health care stakeholders, protects patient safety, supports learning and promotes innovation

9/10/2013


Advocate sued after huge data breach

Four unencrypted laptops were stolen from its facility in the second largest data breach to date

9/9/2013


National Health IT Week kicks off Sept. 16

Week-long celebration includes Health IT Technology Showcase and Policy Summit

9/9/2013



Tips from Joint Commission on survey readiness

Medication management updates are key for 2013: Red flags may include automated dispensing cabinets and therapeutic duplication

9/6/2013


Study says hospital-acquired infections cost $10 billion a year

Five most common health care-associated infections effect one of 20 each year

9/6/2013



Would FDA-regulated IT systems make health care safer?

Doctor says yes: Electronic medical records, digital imaging, provider order entry and test results are core medical functions

9/5/2013


Joint Commission International releases hospital standards

Fifth edition addresses new and substantially updated standards that take effect April 1, 2014

9/4/2013


Ambulatory care facilities have unique design challenges

Lean process improvement, shared medical appointments, telehealth services just some of the factors to consider

9/3/2013



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