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Doctors are victims, too, in Syria's civil war

The five-year civil war in Syria is taking a toll on those trying to save its victims: the country's doctors, according to a report in  The Atlantic.

Number of Catholic hospitals in US has grown 22% since 2001

The number of Catholic-owned or affiliated hospitals in the United States has grown by 22 percent since 2001, and now 1 in 6 acute care beds is in a hospital connected to the church, according to a report released by MergerWatch.

Patrick Conway: CMS open to Medicare Part B proposal changes

Amid mounting criticism for the government's Medicare Part B payment model demonstrations, a top federal health official says he is open to adjusting parts of the proposed policies, according to an article from  MedPage Today.

US Surgeon General calls for opioid training for docs

Doctors' prescribing practices can play a pivotal role in halting the use of painkillers that has driven the dramatic increase in opioid overdose deaths, said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D. at a forum on addiction, reports The Hill.

New standards double Pennsylvania patient-harm reporting

A year after a patient safety agency implemented standardized adverse event reporting procedures statewide, a new report shows improvement in self reporting at Pennsylvania hospitals.

IHO head Eugene Litvak pioneers hospital efficiency measures

From humble U.S. beginnings as a near-penniless immigrant from the Soviet Union, Eugene Litvak has risen up the ranks to become one of the leading voices in hospital operations management. helping hospitals across the country increase revenue and reduce medical errors and ER wait times.   

Washington holds title as top state for nurses

For the second consecutive year, Washington is the best state for nurses, while Louisiana is the worst, according to an analysis from WalletHub.

A culture of patient safety requires education, daily strategies

Seventeen years after the National Patient Safety Foundation's landmark "To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System" report and new research that finds medical errors are the nation's third-leading cause of death, patient safety stands at a crossroads, according to a commentary published in  JAMA.

Collaborative efforts key to medical error data collection

Adjustments on how the healthcare industry collects data on medical errors, especially those that lead to patient death, must be a "collaborative effort," Institute for Healthcare Improvement Vice President Frank Federico tells  FierceHealthcare in an exclusive interview.

Behavioral health screenings: 3 ways to incorporate into patient visits

Left undiagnosed and untreated, adult depression and alcohol use disorders present significant challenges to patients' wellbeing. Here are three ways to incorporate behavioral health screenings in primary care visits.