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Ransomware Attacks in Medicine: Are Hospitals Adequately Protected?

Ransomware Attacks in Medicine: Are Hospitals Adequately Protected?

How can hospitals protect themselves against recent ransomware attacks?

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Mortality Rates Higher Among Weekend Hospital Admission

Mortality Rates Higher Among Weekend Hospital Admission

Hospital inpatients admitted during weekends may have a higher mortality rate compared with inpatients admitted during the weekdays.

ED Drills Assess Hospital Response to Communicable Disease

ED Drills Assess Hospital Response to Communicable Disease

A series of mystery patient drills was used to assess the emergency department response to patients with communicable disease of public health concern in New York City.

Tips for Preventing Medical Practice Billing Errors

Tips for Preventing Medical Practice Billing Errors

Certain strategies can help to prevent medical practice billing errors.

Forty Percent of Patients Report a Disconnect in Medical Care

Forty Percent of Patients Report a Disconnect in Medical Care

About 40% of patients reported a breakdown in their care, including information exchange, delays in admission, team communication, and discharge.

Early Career Teacher Burnout May Be Linked to Social Network Use

Early Career Teacher Burnout May Be Linked to Social Network Use

Social networking use for early career teachers is associated with increased burnout levels.

Clear Guidelines Needed for Recordings of Medical Encounters

Clear Guidelines Needed for Recordings of Medical Encounters

Patients recording medical encounters is becoming a trend.

Medicaid Enrollees Largely Satisfied With Their Health Care

Medicaid Enrollees Largely Satisfied With Their Health Care

Medicaid enrollees are satisfied with their health care according to a recent research letter.

Health Service Expenditures Increase but Utilization Remains Unchanged

Health Service Expenditures Increase but Utilization Remains Unchanged

The utilization of health services have not been changed, however, expenditures have increased.

US Health Uninsurance Rises by 2 Million

US Health Uninsurance Rises by 2 Million

The number of American adults without health insurance has increased by about 2 million so far this year.

AMA Urges Physicians to Update Online Information

AMA Urges Physicians to Update Online Information

The AMA is urging physicians to take advantage of the Internet and update their online information.

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