mednewsWe know you’re busy, but we don’t want you to miss important healthcare quality and patient safety news. Below is a roundup of stories you may have missed but need to take a look at before calling it a week. (Sign up on the right if you’d like these news alerts delivered to you.)

  1. CMS Clarifies Two-Midnight Rule After Enforcement Delay Announcement
    For the third time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has delayed implementation of its controversial “Two-Midnight” rule which has been vehemently opposed by organizations including the American Hospital Association since its establishment last year. Read commentary made by CMS to help hospitals better understand current and future stipulations for conducting Inpatient Hospital Reviews.
  2. 3 Inexpensive Ways to Enhance Patient Experience
    If not fancy food or big private rooms, what do patients want? You may be surprised at the sort of amenities research shows will help patients feel more positive about their stay in your facility.
  3. Steering Clear of Diagnostic Errors Is Focus of 2014 Patient Safety Awareness Week 
    Healthcare organizations worldwide will join together in a concentrated effort aimed at energizing staff and educating patients how to “Navigate Your Health…Safely” during Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2 – 8, 2014. Find out how you can get involved.
  4. 10 Biggest Technological Advancements for Healthcare in the Last Decade 
    Healthcare looks a lot different than it did a decade ago because of technological advancements that have transformed nearly every process in the industry and even made it possible for patients to receive care and treatment outside clinical settings. Take a look at what 10 tech tools have had the greatest impact.
  5. Veterans Hospital Finds Ways to Tame MRSA Super Bug 
    What is the most effective method of preventing troublesome infections like MRSA? Learn why some physicians and consumer protection organizations recommend that we adopt Louisville Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s practice of screening every patient admitted for the deadly bug.