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CMS: US Healthcare Spending Slows in Nearly Every Corner of the Market

Healthcare spending slowed in 2017 for the second consecutive year in the United States, with a limited growth rate of 3.9 percent — almost one percentage point lower than in 2016 — according to new statistics released by the federal government this month. Healthcare’s share of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) is 17.9 percent with total spending emerging at $3.5 trillion — the equivalent of $10,739 per person — but growing slower than the overall GDP. Why the slowing growth?

Source: Scott E. Rupp Multi-briefs: Exclusive


NYC Launches 1st City-led Nurse Residency Program in the US

New York City launched the Citywide Nurse Residency program, the first of its kind in the country.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson and Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced the launch of the program at 24 participating hospitals. The year-long program aims to improve the transition to the workplace for newly graduated nurses. It is being offered by NYC in collaboration with the Greater New York Hospital Association, NYU Langone Health and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The organizations will help the participating hospitals implement the program.

Source: Becker’s Hospital Review


Colorectal Cancer Screening Pill to Be in US Pilot Study

Check-Cap is getting one step closer to having its capsule-based screening method for colorectal cancer on the U.S. market. The Isfiya, Israel-based company has received FDA conditional approval for an IDE to initiate a pilot study of the C-Scan capsule.

Source: ASCA/Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry


New Study Finds that Surgeons Under Stress Make More Mistakes in the Operating Room

A new study reveals that during stressful moments in the operating room, surgeons make up to 66 percent more mistakes on patients. Using a technology that captured the electrical activity of a surgeon’s heart, researchers found that during intervals of short-term stress, which can be triggered by a negative thought or a loud noise in the operating room, surgeons are much more prone to make mistakes that can cause bleeding, torn tissue, or burns.

Source: Medical Express


Michael Downing: What Not to do as a Leader

Leading a hospital or health system is an undertaking that is nearly impossible to prepare for, so some of my past columns have offered advice to incoming executives on behaviors that I think are essential to success. Perhaps even more important than the list of things to do are actions that leaders must avoid if they hope to be effective.

Here are my views on what leaders must avoid at all costs.

Source: Becker’s Hospital Review

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