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  The digitalized hospital of the future will include clinical command centers and interoperable EHRs FierceHealthcare: The experts envision hospitals using a central command center that mimics an air traffic control system for patients by collecting real-time data using wearable sensors … Continue reading

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Progressive rounding pilot starts at LMC and Riddle Hospital

  By Robert L. Benz MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Lankenau Medical Center   Beginning last week, Main Line Health started a pilot on two units at both Lankenau and Riddle to standardize and improve our multidisciplinary rounds.   Consistent … Continue reading

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  Hospital staff took photos of patient with item in genitals 6ABC: The UPMC hospital suspended two doctors, sent a staff memo about its relevant policies, required surgical staff to attend a meeting on patient confidentiality issues, appointed a new … Continue reading

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  How 3-D Printing Is Changing Health Care Wall Street Journal: Before surgery on a rare tumor in a girl’s pelvis, Mayo Clinic printed a 3-D model of the girl’s pelvis, scaled to size and showing her bladder, veins, blood … Continue reading

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SmartChart Orders Favorites – Ramifications with Smartpump upgrade/medication changes

  By Don Klingen, CMIO, and Deb Laumer, director, Clinical Informatics On Sunday, September 17, there will be a Smartpump Drug Library upgrade and modifications to several order sets/medication concentrations (including some antibiotics).   As a result, you are being … Continue reading

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At United Nations, Dr. Plestis speaks as part of conference on men health

  Konstadinos Plestis, MD, MLH System Chief, Cardiac Surgery, recently served as member of a panel addressing men’s health in the televised “Pathway to Wellness Conference” sponsored by the United Nations Staff Recreation Council SaluS Well-Being Network Club.     In … Continue reading

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SmokeFREE schedule for Fall 2017

  By Kara Chivalette, Wellness Education Specialist, Bryn Mawr Hospital SmokeFREE is Main Line Health’s free six-week behavior modification program designed to help smokers quit. If available, participants may be eligible to receive free Nicotine Replacement Therapy.   Below are … Continue reading

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  In wake of opioid crisis, Joint Commission issues new pain standards for hospitals FierceHealthcare: Among the changes, the new standards will require hospitals to provide nonpharmacological pain treatment methods, alternatives that can include physical methods such as acupuncture and … Continue reading

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Reminder regarding policies that protect our staff

  By Paul Yakulis, Senior Vice President, Human Resources   As we continue the critically important work across our System to reduce health care disparities in the communities we serve, we must also remember that as health care professionals, we … Continue reading

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  New ransomware strain targeting health care Healthcare IT News: What makes Defray stand out are its lures: These are custom crafted to appeal to intended victims. Of the emails found by Proofpoint, the infected attachments go as far as … Continue reading

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