Top News: #Hospitals

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Admitted to Your Bedroom: Some Hospitals Try Treating Patients at Home:

When Martin Fernandez came into Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency room one recent afternoon, with high fever and excruciating abdominal pain, he and his family were asked an unexpected question. Read more


635655643854622179-Patient-advisory-2-1200Hospitals pursue patient perspectives for better care:

Jane Maier was among a select group of patients invited in early 2012 to help Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts’ largest health system, pick its new electronic health record system — a critical investment of close to $700 million. Read more


Patient Room 2020, a 400-square-foot mock-up of a futuristic hospital room in New York, features a "patient ribbon," a prefabricated, integrated system built into the head wall, ceiling and foot wall that contains all necessary medical equipment and lighting.Hospitals Redesigning Spaces to Boost Patient Health:

Hospital rooms and operating rooms are often noisy and cluttered with equipment, displays, alarms and tubes. All of that can be distracting to clinicians and patients alike, and may increase the possibility of disposable products being re-used, a source of infection, according to Joe Kiani, founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. Read more


Dr. Joseph Faccio examines 14-month old Jailynn Rodriguez at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Camden, N.J. Her mother, Jessica Soto, brought her in for symptoms of fever and congestion. Many Hospital ERs Aren’t Ready to Treat Children:

When a child has a medical emergency, the first instinct is to rush to the nearest hospital ER. But, many emergency rooms are ill-equipped to treat infants and children and they are staffed with doctors and nurses who may not be trained in the specifics of pediatric care. Read more


What do hospital rating systems really measure?

The four top recognized hospital ratings systems used by consumers contradict each other, use vastly different judging criteria and actually provide more confusion than clarity, according to a new study published by Health Affairs. Read more