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Today’s Rundown

  1. Deadly ‘superbug’ fungus hits U.S. hospitals
  2. Should hospitals pay up following a ransomware attack? The answer is far from simple
  3. Disaster prep for country’s biggest fear: NJ hospitals simulate response to nuclear attack
  4. Industry Voices—For a better patient experience, focus on the outcomes that matter most

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Deadly ‘superbug’ fungus hits U.S. hospitals

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Public health officials are warning hospitals that a drug-resistant fungus is circulating in the United States and has hit several New York and New Jersey hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s following the evolution of Candida auris, a dangerous form of yeast which is resistant to two of three main antifungal drugs; some strains are resistant to all three.

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Should hospitals pay up following a ransomware attack? The answer is far from simple

Thursday, April 27, 2017 As hospitals and health systems battle the growing threat of ransomware, they are also coming face-to-face with an increasingly tricky decision about whether to pay the ransom. Each option is accompanied with its own baggage, former FBI agents and cybersecurity analysts told FierceHealthcare, which leaves health systems victimized by ransomware attacks facing a web of complexities and few desirable outcomes.

Disaster prep for country’s biggest fear: NJ hospitals simulate response to nuclear attack

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Hospitals across New Jersey practiced on Wednesday for what would likely be one of the greatest challenges faced by their emergency preparedness teams: a nuclear attack. The drill, though, has been in the works for months and is not in response to growing political tensions with North Korea.

Industry Voices—For a better patient experience, focus on the outcomes that matter most

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Delivering on the patient experience is not solely about attaining a certain score or a percentile rank. Rather, when we focus on the outcomes that truly matter to patients and provide the professionals who care for them with the support and tools to improve those outcomes, patient experience metrics improve as a natural consequence.

News of Note

Mumps cases are on the rise across the country. Texas is experiencing a 20-year high in mumps diagnoses, and across 42 states and the District of Columbia the number of mumps cases reported this year is on track to top last year’s number by 50%. Medscape Medical News article (reg. req.) Doctors at Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, said that they oppose a planned burn center at the Medical University of South Carolina because they don’t think it’s financially feasible. Associated Press article via US News & World Report New research from Cornell University has found that patients’ opioid abuse drops when doctors check their drug use history. Announcement

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[Whitepaper] Enabling Payer and Provider Collaboration in the Journey Toward Quality Care

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[Whitepaper] 2017 Trends Report: A Year of Challenges & Opportunity

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