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Map shows horror epidemic

A tsunami of sick people flooding hospitals across the country has been exacerbated by earlier than expected record flu numbers. Health authorities are warning Australians to make sure they get the flu jab this year following a spike in cases, with more than 20,000 notifications already reported for 2019. New figures show almost one in… Read More »

University of Chicago Medicine study shows need to enhance patient rest, evaluate overnight interruptions for better patient experience – Healthcare Finance News

A new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine shows a hospital program designed to help patients get more rest for a better recovery process called SIESTA, or Sleep for Inpatients: Empowering Staff to Act, proved successful in cutting the number of times a patient was disturbed overnight and improved their experience. The program… Read More »

Virtual visits led to uptick in overall visits at Massachusetts ACO, study shows

Dive Brief: An accountable care organization’s use of virtual healthcare led to 33% fewer in-person visits, but increased overall visits by 80%, according to a new study in Health Affairs. It also shed light on the potential for virtual visit programs to increase disparities in access to care. Researchers reviewed data on 1,431 patients who… Read More »