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Today’s Rundown

  1. Major teaching hospitals produce lower mortality rates than non-teaching hospitals
  2. Trump administration backs off on major drug control cuts
  3. Spencer Cox Center pays $387,000 to settle HIPAA violation
  4. How two NewYork-Presbyterian pharmacists tapped into telehealth to improve care for transplant patients

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Major teaching hospitals produce lower mortality rates than non-teaching hospitals

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Patients at major teaching hospitals experience better 30-day mortality rates for common conditions than those at non-teaching hospitals, according to a new study.

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Trump administration backs off on major drug control cuts

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Bipartisan pushback on deep cuts to federal drug control programs resulted in a budget proposal that makes only modest reductions. The original White House proposal looked to cut the Office of National Drug Control Policy by some 95%. The administration backed down to a 5% cut in the face of pressure from lawmakers concerned with the ongoing opioid epidemic.


Spencer Cox Center pays $387,000 to settle HIPAA violation

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 A hospital’s failure to appropriately safeguard patient health information cost it a $387,000 settlement with HHS.


How two NewYork-Presbyterian pharmacists tapped into telehealth to improve care for transplant patients

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Medication adherence is an important aspect of any patient’s care. But the stakes are just a little bit higher when that patient has just undergone an organ transplant. That’s one reason that two pharmacists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital decided to start seeing patients virtually—an approach that allows them to maintain continuity of care after discharge from the hospital while expanding the hospital’s services to patients that would otherwise end up in the emergency department.

News of Note

Six weeks after a Buffalo hospital elected not to pay a ransom to attackers who locked down their system, the hospital is still getting back online. FierceHealthIT article A Harford County deputy and two paramedics needed treatment for potential exposure to heroin and fentanyl last week after responding to a drug overdose scene in Abingdon, Maryland, showing the risks faced by first responders amid the growing opioid epidemic. The Baltimore Sun article The World Health Assembly has elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, M.D., as the new WHO director-general. Announcement

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