Doors open too often in operating rooms, study finds

Operating room teams should stay put more often, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. Researchers secretly tracked both the number and length of door openings during 191 knee and hip surgeries over a three month period at Johns ... [Continue Reading]

California among states facing the highest employee lawsuit risk

Companies have more than a 1 in 10 chance of having an employment charge filed against them, according to a new study. The study by Hiscox, a global specialty insurer, found that companies based in New Mexico faced the greatest risk nationwide, with ... [Continue Reading]

Defensive medicine linked to fewer malpractice lawsuits

Doctors who ordered extra medical tests and procedures for patients had the lowest risk of being sued for malpractice, according to a new study. Researchers found that doctors across all specialties who practiced defensive medicine, providing the ... [Continue Reading]

How to get ready for California’s new Equal Pay Law

California employers have the rest of the year to get ready for a new equal pay law that creates stricter standards for gender pay equality. The new law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, amends California’s Equal Pay Act to prohibit an employer ... [Continue Reading]

Healthcare’s software security is lagging, study finds

It's been a tough year for healthcare organizations when it comes to cyber security, starting with the massive breaches of Anthem, LifeWise and Premera Blue Cross. A new study of enterprise secure software development shows healthcare is lagging ... [Continue Reading]

Medical malpractice costs remain near historic highs

Healthcare providers continue to experience high but flat medical malpractice costs, according to the annual Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark report. The findings released this week, show the average cost of closed ... [Continue Reading]

Medical gowns, gloves often spread germs, study finds

Health care professionals are unwittingly spreading life-threatening infections and other germs because of the gowns and gloves meant to keep them safe, a new study has found.  Researchers asked doctors and nurses to remove gowns and gloves smeared ... [Continue Reading]