Tag Archives: hospitals

Hospitals urged to boost protections against data breaches

10-27-2016 ELKTON, MD- Janet Maldonado, care transition nurse seen there training a patient, Frank Adams, how to use the  Union hospital Telehealth System, which monitors patient health from home and lower re-admission rates.  (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz).

When it comes to patient health records, employee information and data from medical technology devices, hospitals have a treasure trove of sensitive, private information to keep confidential. “The whole idea of having electronic records positions hospitals to provide better care ...

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Hospitals now tap lawyers to fulfill patients’ legal needs

Project HEAL, an effort of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute, provides legal services for children with both intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Several local law firms perform pro bono work with the program. (File photo)

As health care systems continue to shift toward becoming comprehensive medical homes for patients, health care providers are increasingly incorporating lawyers into the team of professionals who are on hand to help people at no additional charge to patients. Roughly ...

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‘We’ve got a crisis in Maryland’

Carmela Coyle, president of the Maryland Hospital Association. (File)

The Maryland Hospital Association keeps a busy calendar during the legislative session in Annapolis. Carmela Coyle, the association’s president and CEO, said this year the organization would offer recommendations on more than 100 bills. And this year she’s also had ...

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How well do Md. hospitals provide common care?

Exteriors of the St. Josephs Medical Center's main entrance. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

U.S. News & World Report has rolled out a new evaluation tool for hospitals based on their success in providing five common procedures. The Best Hospitals for Common Care analysis looks at data on patient survival, readmission, infections and other ...

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Study: Hospitals grow less dangerous

(AP) New data released Tuesday shows the danger for hospital patients for preventable infections, drug errors and falls has waned over the past few years. A federal research agency found a 17 percent decline in such errors from 2010 to ...

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