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December 2022

Report: 342 million medical records leaked due to breaches since 2009

Editor's Note Healthcare organizations in the US have seen almost 5,000 data breaches since 2009, notes a cybersecurity report from technology research company Comparitech published in August 2022. According to the report, these medical breaches have led to 342 million medical records being leaked. Here are some key findings from…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 2, 2022
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College course delivery model linked to psychological distress during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston, finds that college students whose classes were offered entirely online during the COVID-19 pandemic had increased psychological distress, compared with those attending a mix of in-person  and online classes. Of 59,250 full-time undergraduate college students analyzed, 3.5% attended fully…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 1, 2022
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Another six health systems, schools starting nursing programs

Editor's Note Another six health systems and schools are starting nursing programs and partnerships or plan to do so, the November 30, Becker’s Hospital Review reports. UMass Chan Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, is starting a nurse preceptor academy. The West Virginia Professional Charter School Board approved a proposal for the…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 1, 2022
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Use of serious games to promote infection prevention among senior nursing students during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study by nursing researchers from Turkey, finds that serious game implementation significantly increased senior nursing students’ knowledge of infection prevention and safe behaviors during COVID-19. A total of 62 nursing students completed a socio-demographic questionnaire, COVID-19 information form, and game usability form, and their responses were analyzed…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 1, 2022
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The Joint Commission launches new Speak Up About Vaccinations campaign

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on November 30 announced the launch of a new patient safety campaign—Speak Up About Vaccinations—that is designed to help patients better understand vaccines. The campaign includes: an infographic poster/flyer in three sizes an animated video a distribution guide with recommendations on how healthcare organizations can…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 1, 2022
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Hospitals' margins remain negative in November, 10th consecutive month

Editor's Note Hospitals and healthcare systems across the nation experienced their 10th consecutive month of negative profit margins, according to data Kaufman Hall released in a report on November 30, the American Hospital Association November 30 reports. The report notes that the pressures of increased expenses is a key driver…

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By: Bridget Brown
December 1, 2022
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Submit presentation proposal for OR Manager Conference 2023 by Dec. 15

Editor's Note The OR Manager Conference program committee is seeking presentation proposals for the 2023 conference, to be held September 18–20 at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Perioperative leaders who have experience or a story to share in the following categories are encouraged to submit a proposal by December…

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By: Carrie Shapiro
November 30, 2022
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COVID-19-related deaths higher in younger people in 2021

Editor's Note This study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, finds that in the COVID-19 pandemic’s early phases, most deaths were in older people, but in 2021, deaths in younger people increased while deaths in older people decreased. The researchers, using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data,…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 30, 2022
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The Joint Commission updates ORYX performance measure requirements

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on November 23 announced that it had updated its 2023 ORYX performance measure reporting requirements, effective January 1, 2023. Key updates for hospitals and critical access hospitals include: Three new electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs)—hospital harm, severe hypoglycemia; hospital harm, severe hyperglycemia; and ST-segment elevation…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 30, 2022
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CMS releases safety expectations on workplace violence

Editor's Note  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new memorandum on November 28 emphasizing the importance of enforcing regulations and expectations to create a safe environment for hospital staff when delivering patient care, the American Hospital Association reported on November 28. According to the memo, the…

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By: Bridget Brown
November 29, 2022
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