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  • Report supports reusable respirators for health care workers

    Medscape (free registration) (12/6) Learn More

  • Hospital's data-tracking program results in 62% reduction in AKI

    Healio (free registration) (12/10) Learn More

  • Hospital systems increase use of telehealth

    Telehealth is expanding at regional health systems, which use it in hospital emergency departments and ICUs, and for psychiatric and primary care. Dr. Paul Testa, chief medical information officer at NYU Langone Health, said telehealth is becoming the "new normal" in health care and that technology "will continue to change how we deliver health care, and how patients expect to receive it." Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) (tiered subscription model) (12/8) Learn More

  • CMS: US health care spending grew at slower rate for 2nd year in a row

    An analysis from the CMS Office of the Actuary showed growth in US health care spending slowed for the second consecutive year in 2017, increasing by 3.9% to $3.5 trillion, compared with 4.8% in 2016 and 5.8% in 2015, amid slower growth in spending for prescription drugs as well as hospital care, physician and clinical services. Spending growth for Medicaid and private health insurance also slowed, while Medicare program spending held steady. Reuters (12/6) Learn More

  • Survey: More providers accepting online, text payments

    The third-annual Healthcare Operations and Technology Survey from BillingTree shows 63% of health care providers accept web portal payments and more than 25% accept text payments. The biggest issues for providers are a patient's ability to pay, insurance billing and a shortage of payment channels, according to the survey. Healthcare Finance (12/7) Learn More

  • ACC seeking editors-in-chief for 2 new JACC journals

    The ACC is seeking applications for editors-in-chief of two new, online, open-access JACC Journals launching in 2019: JACC: Case Reports and JACC: CardioOncology. Each editor-in-chief will serve a five-year term, starting in March 2019. Interested individuals should hold a current academic appointment in cardiovascular medicine or cardio-oncology with strong evidence of scholarly pursuits and have demonstrated ability in administration and leadership. Understanding of the open-access publishing model, as well as use and appreciation of possibilities of new media, digital and electronic publication, and social media also are vital. Applications are due by Jan. 15, 2019. Read more about the new journals and how to apply at JACC: Case Reports and JACC: CardioOncology. Learn More

  • Deadline extended: ACC Quality Summit abstract submissions

    The deadline to submit abstracts for the ACC Quality Summit: NCDR and Accreditation Annual Session & Expo has been extended to Wednesday, Jan. 9. Showcase how your institution is optimizing cardiovascular care and outcomes through quality improvement projects, best practices, or new tools and techniques. Submit your experiences as an abstract for consideration as a poster or oral presentation at ACC Quality Summit, March 13 to 15, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA. Register now to reserve your spot for ACC Quality Summit. Learn More

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