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  THIS JUST IN July 21, 2011  

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How do we reduce wrong-site surgery risk?

The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare teamed up with eight participating healthcare organizations to identify ways to decrease wrong-site surgery risk and here’s what they found: By reinforcing quality and measurement, emphasizing a culture of safety, strengthening knowledge about wrong-site surgery, and improving consistency in surgical processes, opportunities for errors or defects can be reduced.


Most Wired 2011: Health IT making progress

Meaningful use is difficult to achieve, but the nation's “most wired” hospitals are making progress, according to Health Care's 2011 Most Wired Survey.


Adult obesity continues to "grow"

According to a new report by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, adult obesity rates increased in 16 states, with obesity rates above 25% in 38 states.


Salmonella infections here to stay?

Salmonella infections haven’t decreased during the past 15 years; in fact, they’ve increased by 10%, according to a recent report by the CDC.



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