HHS to host Ebola preparedness call Friday for hospitals and health systems (ahanews.com) Hospital executives, emergency management directors and safety officers are invited to participate in a conference call Friday with leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Valley Hospital brings back house calls in an effort to reduce readmission of heart patients (njbiz.com) The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood has started making house calls to patients who have been discharged from the hospital — to make sure they're having a smooth transition to their home environment, and don't suffer a relapse that lands them back in a hospital bed.
McConnell Says Full Health Law Repeal ‘Not In The Cards’ Even If GOP Controls The Senate (kaiserhealthnews.org) Although there's uncertainty about what would be included on a Republican-controlled Senate's to-do list, The Washington Post notes that the outcome of this election will have a significant impact on the health law's future direction.
More Students Going to Medical School Than Ever Before (aamc.org) The number of students who enrolled in the nation’s medical schools for the first time in 2014 has reached a new high, totaling 20,343, according to data released today by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). The total number of applicants to medical school also rose by 3.1 percent, to a record 49,480. First-time applicants—an important indicator of interest in medicine—increased by 2.7 percent to 36,697.
HPOE guide offers framework for stratifying REAL data (aamc.org) A new guide from the AHA's Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative provides a framework that hospitals and health care systems can use to stratify data on patient Race, Ethnicity And Language to identify and address health care disparities.