Tag Hospital

Health minister maps domain [Delhi] [Times of India]

Dec31

NEW DELHI: Their promises are keeping Aam Aadmi Party ministers on their toes. Right from the day of taking oath, they are busy holding marathon meetings with officials, some even making rounds of the city to prepare their to-do list.Satyendra Kumar Jain, who took over as Delhi’s new health minister, said on Monday that he […]

Alpha Systems to Provide Document Scanning Services to Howard University Hospital

Oct12

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa.(BUSINESS WIRE) Alpha Systems, a premier provider of electronic patient chart management solutions, announced that Howard University Hospital, one of the largest healthcare providers in Washington, D.C., has selected Alpha Systems to digitize over 10 million pages of medical records. Alpha Systems will scan patient medical records and load these new electronic images […]

House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Hearing

Sep9

Chairman Herger, Ranking Member Stark, and other members of the committee, I appreciate the opportunity to come before you today and testify about health care industry consolidationa subject of significant concern. As a former antitrust enforcement official who has litigated a number of cases challenging anticompetitive conduct and proposed mergers in the healthcare industry as […]

Hospital gets thumbs-up [Bath Chronicle (England)]

Mar30

Patients at BMI Bath Clinic are satisfied by the level of care they receive, according to an independent survey.The private hospital at Claverton Down was awarded a satisfaction score of 98 per cent by its patients in a survey by market research firm Howard Warwick Associates.The survey, which took place last year, measured patient satisfaction […]

Hospital issues warning over sickness bug [Western Morning News (England)]

Mar29

An outbreak of the winter vomiting bug Norovirus has hit a Westcountry hospital.North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple has asked visitors to stay away unless their visit is essential.Several wards were understood to be affected as of yesterday.In a statement the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust said: "If you feel your visit is essential you […]

The Orlando Sentinel, Fla., Lauren Ritchie column [The Orlando Sentinel, Fla.]

Mar29

March 30Sunday’s column predicted a political explosion if the county commissioners ask for a piece of the taxes collected by two hospital districts that cover all of Lake.For years, the districts have been merrily collecting millions of dollars last year, it was just shy of $18 million and handing it out among the three hospitals […]

VA moves patients, cites concerns at Pa. hospital

Mar29

PITTSBURGH U.S. Veterans Affairs officials have transferred eight patients out of a Pittsburgh VA hospital because of unspecified concerns about the care they were receiving.The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the VA issued a statement saying, "Last week, VA Pittsburgh leadership were concerned that the services provided on one inpatient unit did not satisfy our commitment […]

9 dead after IV infections at 6 Ala hospitals

Mar29

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Nine Alabama hospital patients who were treated with intravenous feeding bags contaminated with bacteria have died and the maker has pulled the product off the market, state health officials said Tuesday.Ten others who got the nutrient treatments that are delivered directly from the plastic bags into the bloodstream through IV tubes also were […]

9,000 patients use threatened centres NEWS ; Trust plans to axe mental health beds to save cash [Sentinel, The (Stoke-on-Trent, England)]

Mar29

MORE than 9,000 people have used closurethreatened mental health resource centres in just under a year.North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust wants to save money by axing 32 beds at the four centres which give short-term care outside a hospital environment.In September the trust decided to close the centre’s beds at weekends, sparking fears from […]

Palm Drive to present strategic plan [The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif.]

Mar29

March 29Palm Drive Hospital, which just a year ago emerged from bankruptcy, must chart a new course if it wants to survive, say hospital administrators.That includes bringing in physicians to broaden the services available, working with community clinics to keep their patients, who are often uninsured, healthy and out of the emergency room, and creating […]