Tag: Data

Study shows ransomware attacks against healthcare are on the rise

Editor's Note In this study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and by Beth Virnig, PhD, MPH, dean of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, data shows that ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations have more than doubled from 2016 to 2021, Healthcare Purchasing…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 20, 2023
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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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Pediatric COVID-19 cases continue to surge amid low vaccination rates

Editor's Note There has been a significant surge of COVID-19 cases among children for 2 consecutive weeks, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published on November 3, Becker’s Hospital Review November 9 reports. In the first week of November, almost 30,000 children tested positive for…

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By: Bridget Brown
November 10, 2022
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Session: Elements for Establishing Operational Excellence in Robotics

Editor's Notes Sherry Rogers, director of robotics at Emory Healthcare, identified key elements for establishing operational excellence in robotic surgery during this breakout session on the last day of the conference. Rogers noted the practices and procedures she and her colleagues apply to Emory’s robotics program that have helped them…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 20, 2022
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The Joint Commission seeking comments on healthcare equity advanced certification program

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on September 28 announced it is seeking input from the field on requirements for a new advanced certification program focused on improving healthcare equity. The voluntary program will recognize hospitals that strive for excellence in providing equitable care, treatment, and services across multiple domains, including…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 29, 2022
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Potential solutions to the perioperative nursing shortage

Surgical volume is rising, and the need for perioperative nurses continues to grow. Same-day procedures are becoming more common, even for complex cases such as total joint replacements and spine surgery. With the decrease in in-patient, post-surgical stays and more surgeries being performed in various ambulatory settings, the skillset for…

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By: James X Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM(E), CNAMB
September 27, 2022
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CDC says 80% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable

Editor's Note According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, 85% of pregnancy-related deaths in 36 states between 2017 and 2019 were preventable based on data from interdisciplinary committees that review deaths during and up to one year after pregnancy, American Hospital Association September 19 reports.…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 20, 2022
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AHA releases part 3, final workforce guide series

Editor's Note The American Hospital Association (AHA) on September 7 released part three of a three-part series of its workforce guide focused on strategies, resources, and case studies from hospitals and other health systems. The AHA Board of Trustees’ Task Force on Workforce provided guidance for the series with input…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 9, 2022
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AHA releases part 2 of 3-part workforce guide series

Editor's Note The American Hospital Association (AHA) released part two of a three-part series of its workforce guide focused on strategies, resources, and case studies from hospitals and other health systems, Becker’s Hospital Review July 29 reports. The report, released July 27, is intended to help hospitals and health system…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
August 2, 2022
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Economic health of hospitals looks to be improving

Editor's Note According to a report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), economic activity in the hospital subsector grew in June for the 25th consecutive month, Healthcare Purchasing News July 7 reports. Following are some observations, according to Nancy LeMaster, MBA, ISM chair for the Hospital Business Survey Committee:…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 7, 2022
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