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Most states fail on physician quality information for second year

Nearly 90 percent of states received a failing grade for transparency of information on physician quality, according to a new report from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.

Just how safe are ambulatory surgery centers?

The rise in popularity of ambulatory surgery centers as an alternative to hospitals have made safety concerns about the facilities difficult to ignore, according to a  Kaiser Health News  article.

Chaplains: Unsung heroes of Ebola prevention efforts

Hospital chaplains' efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola have gone largely ignored in the frenzy over the deadly virus, according to  Religion and Politics.

HHS awards $665M to states in healthcare innovation initiative

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday announced the second round of grants as part of its State Innovation Models Initiative, awarding a total of more than $665 million to be split among 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

Are Teaching Health Centers a better way to train primary care physicians?

If primary care isn't practiced in hospitals, why does future primary care physician training take place in them? That's the question raised by Bruce Koeppen, M.D., founding dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, in a recent column for  LiveScience.  

Why the physician-patient relationship is not one-on-one

There's a coincidental theme running through a few of this week's top stories, and it has to do with the challenge of relating to patients when they're not quite themselves. Let's...

Report: VA misled Congress, public on scope of scandal

The Veterans Affairs Health Association's claims about the extreme delays in care endured by patients--and their deadly consequences--was "misleading" and contained inaccuracies, according to a new report by the VA's Office of Inspector General.  

What not to say when telling patients they are dying

Although patient-physician conversations about end-of-life care  have become more common in recent years, many physicians hesitate to tell patients that they are dying, according to an art icle  from the  Philadelphia Inquirer.

CDC outlines 'unprecedented' challenges of 2014

The past year brought with it 'unprecedented' healthcare challenges, including Ebola, Enterovirus D-68 and antibiotic resistance, making the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's mission critical, the agency noted in a report that reviewed the public health threats that ensued this year. 

Respect: The key to patient safety and preventing medical errors

A new Consumer Reports survey polled 1,200 people who were hospitalized in the last six months and found that those who rarely felt respected by healthcare workers were two and a half times more likely to fall victim to a medical error than those who reported they were treated well.