Healthcare Headlines Week of November 30, 2015

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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.