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  • Healthcare Headlines Week of November 30, 2015

    December 04, 2015
    By Kindred Healthcare

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    Hospitals Form Patient Advisory Councils to Learn How They Can Improve Care

    After a hospital stay, patients may just want to put the experience behind them. The last thing they want to do is come back. Read More   

    AAMI Foundation Releases Alarm Management Toolkit

    The AAMI Foundation has released a free compendium designed to help hospitals and health care organizations meet The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarms. Read More

    What Patients Need To Remember After Leaving The Hospital

    When Emily Monato went to see her neurosurgeon in October, she learned she had a potentially fatal lesion in her brain and needed surgery. Read More   

    CMS Seeks Comment On Two-Midnight Rule Following Court Decision

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seeking input on a section of its two-midnight policy that would cut inpatient payments to hospitals, after a judge ruled the cuts need to be better justified. Read More   

    U.S. Rules Reshape Hospital Admissions

    At Banner Health's general hospitals, the rate of heart-failure patients who wind up admitted to the hospital again soon after leaving has been dropping significantly, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Medicare billing data. Read More  

    The Positive Prognosis for Modern Health Care

    In the wildly popular television series "House," Hugh Laurie starred as a kind of medical Sherlock Holmes-a brilliant sleuth and diagnostician. "House" came to an end in 2012, but a new medical drama is just taking shape.  Read More  

    How Technology Will Transform Retirement

    For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to longer lives? Read More   

    Panel Issues Definition of 'Person-Centered Care'

    A panel of eldercare experts has developed a definition for person-centered care that they believe addresses a lack of standardization and understanding of the term across the senior care continuum. Read More   

    For-Profit Healthcare Sector Outlook Stable: Fitch Ratings

    The for-profit healthcare sector outlook is stable, but companies are under growing pressure to prove their value or risk becoming a political target, Fitch Ratings said in a new report. Read More   

    Who Are America's Caregivers? Nearly a Quarter Are Millennials

    Caring for older relatives is usually a task associated with Baby Boomers, the 50- and 60-somethings who find their aging parents need assistance. Read More  


    *Opinions expressed in any of the included stories or their publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Kindred Healthcare. This blog post is a compilation of news stories from other sources that have appeared during the past week.

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