Patients should only be admitted to the hospital when they absolutely need to be. Your own home may be a better environment for recovery.
Chris discusses the Supreme Court’s hearings on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage act and debates whether or not hospitals should hire smokers. He talks to Adrian Benepe from the Trust for Public Land, John Lyles, the inventor of the Skull Shaver, gun rights attorney Evan Nappen, and the Brandywine Roller Girls.
When people talk about the changes in healthcare, words like transformation and innovation are thrown around. As a patient, that sounds pretty good. But another word, one that is more foreboding, is also being used – it is disruption.
They are called hospital-based checklists. They can be used to make certain that important steps are not missed in patient care. However, they are not always used in the Operating Room. A new report suggests they should be.
It is called a patient portal. It is a government requirement for doctors and hospitals to distribute records and data from hospital admissions for patients. It sounds good, but it may not be.
The world of medicine is changing and it is happening fast. Don’t look now but if your doctor is not already employed by a hospital, they very well may be soon.
Last week’s storm challenged many hospitals because this was the first time a major storm hit hospitals along the east coast with electronic medical records playing a key role in patient care. There was a backup plan in place.
The meningitis outbreak linked to an injectable steroid is a stern warning for all of us why quality controls in the manufacture and distribution of health care products is so important.
Most hospitals are going to a business model where they employ physicians – a model that could end up costing the hospitals more than in the past.
Dr. Kelly Brown and Dr. Vatsala Ramprasad shared information on sleep apnea and Crozer-Keystone Sleep Centers on Talk Philly.
Chris discusses the secret that Nancy Pelosi says will prevent Newt Gingrich from becoming President. He talks to former Mayoral Candidate Milton Street about his run for the PA legislature and analyzes how Obamacare is effecting cardiologists.
Only 33 percent — a third of the students — correctly identified the five situations that require hand hygiene.
Hospitals in the Delaware Valley say they’re ready for whatever Irene may bring.
Chris looks back to last night’s Red Meat Tour Stop with Ann Coulter at Union Trust Steakhouse in Center City and analyzes the speeches on the debt talks by President Obama and John Boehner.
Believe it or not, one of the biggest concerns you can have when you go to the hospital is getting a hospital-inquired infection.
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