Twerpus Harper

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Joint Commission Online | Joint Commission

Published each Wednesday, <i>Joint Commission Online</i> reports news about The Joint Commission. <i>Joint Commission Online</i> offers readers the opportunity to …

GANTNER Net.Lock smart locker system simplifies managing lockers

GANTNER’s NET.Lock smart locker system meets the requirements of any changing workspace, offering new locking technologies and creating a new way of …

AORN Expects to Revise its Guideline for OR Headwear - Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

After participating with other healthcare heavy-hitters in February in a task force that met to discuss recommendations for OR attire, specifically …

Study: AHRQ Program Helps Hawaiian Hospitals Cut SSI Rate - Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

A new study published in the <i>Journal of the American College of Surgeons</i> found that surgical site infections (SSI) in Hawaiian patients undergoing …

Study: Meal delivery programs may cut overall healthcare costs

Research showed fewer emergency department visits, fewer inpatient admissions and lower medical spending are possible benefits from initiatives that …

100 great hospitals in America | 2018

New study: Antibiotics still prescribed at ’alarming rates’ in outpatient settings

<i>Hospital Safety Insider</i>, March 8, 2018<p>Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to <b>Hospital Safety Insider</b>!<p>A new study published …

New Connecticut facility offers privacy and community for patient families

The first phase of construction of a residential facility for families of patients at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Connecticut, was completed …

Do Physicians Have a Responsibility to Protect Patients from Financial Harm? - Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

Megan Headley<p>Healthcare organizations shifting to wellness and value-based care first have to overcome significant barriers in getting certain …

Tool Kit - Dangers of Classroom Barricades

These downloadable PDFs provide school superintendents, administrators and teachers poignant insight and information for better understanding secure …

Balancing Security and Accessibility: Selecting door hardware for mixed-use facilities

<b>by Ann Matheis</b> <br>The design process for any building involves a great deal of conflict resolution. A careful balance must be struck between …

Hospitals are scrambling to solve their air pollution issue

Daan Stevens via Unsplash<p>Health<p>A single mid-size hospital contributes the same emissions as 1,200 cars.<p>Read more<p>Ask Jodi Sherman to identify a culprit in global climate change, and you’ll get an unexpected answer. The anesthesiologist from Yale University doesn’t name the usual suspects—carbon …

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Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico

Tesla has used its solar panels and batteries to restore reliable electricity at San Juan's Hospital del Niño (Children's Hospital), in what company founder Elon Musk calls "the first of many solar+battery Tesla projects going live in Puerto Rico."<p>The project came about after Puerto Rico was hit by …

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Hospitals Agree to Improve Access for Persons With Disabilities

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Does Room Service Improve Patients’ Daily Nutrition Intake? - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

Our Reader Score<p>[Total: 0 Average: 0]<p>In an effort to improve the daily nutrition intake for patients in a healthcare setting, a recent study …

Optimizing efficiences in design

In health care design, it is critical for project stakeholders to participate in development of the functional space program, articulating required …

The doctor will see you at work now

Debra Geihsler, Activate's principal and co-founder, said the growth of workplace clinics like the one at Local 98 has been strong as employers …

Disaster aftermath: Hospitals may have to fight for federal funds to rebuild

Although the Department of Health and Human Services has declared public health emergencies in California due to raging wildfires and in Texas, …

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital nears the end of multiyear expansion

The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif., aims to be both sustainable and fun­.<p>Photo by Barry Fleisher<p>The new Lucile …

Affordability, Innovation Key in Today’s Health Care Environment

Potential new health care legislation, cybersecurity, electronic health records, apps and wearables, consumerism, chronic disease management ... …

The digitalized hospital of the future will include clinical command centers and interoperable EHRs

In 10 years, hospitals will be outfitted with a centralized clinical command center that collects real-time data, wearable sensors and even …

Winter Is Coming: What U.S. Healthcare Can Learn From 'Game of Thrones'

Over the past seven seasons, <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans have demonstrated the ability to spot an emerging threat early on – a quality more leaders in healthcare need to possess.<p>If you’ve tuned into the popular HBO series from the beginning, you likely recall Ned Stark (Lord of Winterfell) forecasting doom …

Next-Generation Medical Office Design Emphasizes Efficiency And Aesthetics

Boston Healthcare View count:<p>October 10, 2017<p>Courtesy: Maugel Architects<p>Rendering of Circle Health’s Dracut facility<p>Healthcare represents a rapidly …

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Hospital Ship Off Puerto Rico Sits Mostly Empty Amid Confusion Nearly 2 Weeks After Its Arrival

Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is bedridden. He’s waiting for surgery that …

Debunking the assumptions around proper hand hygiene - Infection Control

The importance of hand hygiene in helping prevent the spread of infection is known throughout the world… or is it?<p>In the healthcare setting, the …

Woman Gives Birth In Japan, Shows What Food She Was Fed In The Hospital

If there’s one thing that seems to have a horrible reputation no matter where you go, it’s hospital food; bland, colorless, vomit-inducing meals that …