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Read: CMS: UM Medical Center Violated Rules in Patient Dumping Case

CMS: UM Medical Center Violated Rules in Patient Dumping Case

Back in January, the patient was discharged from the University of Maryland Medical Center wearing only a hospital gown and socks in freezing temperatures.

Read: Academy of Nursing Issues Briefing on Role of Full-Time RNs in Schools

Academy of Nursing Issues Briefing on Role of Full-Time RNs in Schools

Researchers have found the presence of a full-time school nurse increases immunization compliance, improves chronic condition management and helps with managing mental health issues.

Read: The Lowdown on Behavioral Healthcare and Ligature-Resistant Locks

The Lowdown on Behavioral Healthcare and Ligature-Resistant Locks

Hospitals, schools and universities that encounter behavioral health issues should include safe behavioral healthcare design in emergency rooms and clinics.

Read: Is The HITECH Act Working? A Summary of its Effect on Healthcare

Is The HITECH Act Working? A Summary of its Effect on Healthcare

Below we summarize the HITECH Act’s success based on the goals of its creators.

Read: Joint Commission Gives Patient Suicide Prevention Tips to Hospitals

Joint Commission Gives Patient Suicide Prevention Tips to Hospitals

The guidance addresses some of the more contentious issues relating to patient suicide prevention and mitigation in hospitals.

Read: How Hospital Security Departments Can Comply with Joint Commission and CMS Standards

How Hospital Security Departments Can Comply with Joint Commission and CMS Standards

Doing so can validate a hospital security department’s progress and professionalism.

Read: Effective Joint Commission and CMS Compliance Approaches

Effective Joint Commission and CMS Compliance Approaches

IAHSS Immediate Past President David LaRose describes how hospital protection professional can embrace these guidelines while improving security and safety.

How to Create a Successful Patient Watch Program

Appropriate staffing, training, collaboration and contract language are just some of the steps that will ensure the safety of patients, clinicians and security officers.

Read: CMS to Pull Funding to Kansas Hospital after Reported Rape

CMS to Pull Funding to Kansas Hospital after Reported Rape

The hospital plans to stay open despite the funding cuts.

Read: Study: 1 in 2 Hospitals Use 2-Factor Authentification for Patient Info Security

Study: 1 in 2 Hospitals Use 2-Factor Authentification for Patient Info Security

The percentage of hospitals with two-factor authorization capability for ePHI security is up from just 32 percent in 2010.

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