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Guidelines for releasing information about hospital patients
September 21, 2018
Food and nutrition play an important role in maintaining good health. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a recent report by Health Care Without Harm provides a national assessment of healthy food and hospital and health system community benefit by examining the variety of programs described within hospitals’ community health needs assessments (CHNA).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) this week announced the release of four fact sheets emphasizing the importance of continuing an expectant mother's treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy.
September 20, 2018
According to a new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), opioid misuse among older adults is a growing problem. Opioid-related hospital stays and emergency department (ED) visits for patients 65 and older have increased sharply. In contrast, seniors’ non-opioid related hospitalizations have declined.
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August 23, 2018 | Stephanie Watkins
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August 02, 2018 | Robert Shipp
How can you be healthy if you sometimes don’t get enough nutritious food to eat? That’s a question hospitals and health systems are taking to heart. Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems witness the consequences of this problem every day, in the health of their patients, families, and communities. In response, hospitals are experimenting and innovating, seeking sustainable ways to address this issue.
June 29, 2018 | Timothy Ohrum