Healthcare Headlines Blog

Healthcare Headlines: June 2019

By Kindred Healthcare

Precision Medicine: Getting The Data Creates A Challenge For Physicians

Complexities around getting and interpreting clinical data are stalling physicians’ efforts to move from evidenced-based to precision medicine. Read more

Americans Are Living Longer — But We May Not Have Enough Physicians

Latest data shows that the U.S. could face a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032. Learn the 7 key takeaways from the full study. Read more

Joint Commission Offers Hospitals Real-Time Quality Metrics

The Joint Commission is evolving their electric clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting efforts to provide accredited hospitals with year-round, real-time access to quality measures. Read more

Tracking Drug-Resistant Bacteria With Patient Registries Prevents Further Infections, Study Finds

A case study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases shows that tracking drug-resistant bacteria through electronic registries may be the best way to lower infection rates. Read more

How Hospitals Are Preventing Device-Related Infections

New study shows that more hospitals are following recommended preventative device-associated infection practices than in previous years. Review the most-used techniques. Read more

By Kindred Healthcare