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 •  October 31

Fifteen U.S. hospitals — including two in Washington, D.C. — received failing grades in a new report on 2,600 hospitals released Tuesday that includes all 50 states for the first time. Maryland, which was previously exempted from providing hospital safety reports due to a special waiver, now ranks 46th on the non-profit Leapfrog Group's latest...

USA TODAY

 •  October 31

Insurers, some states and former Obama administration officials are heavily promoting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment that starts Wednesday to make up for the lack of marketing the law is getting by President Trump's administration. "We are as an industry doing everything we can," says Kelly Turek, an executive director with trade...

USA TODAY

 •  June 9, 2016

(Photo: Sebastiao Moreira, epa) Corrections and clarifications: The previous headline referred to registered nurses, not nurse practitioners. Letter to the editor: The Department of Veterans Affairs’ proposed rule to allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to practice to the full extent of their education and training as nurses is an...

USA TODAY

 •  April 9, 2016

(Photo: Leapfrog Group) Hospitals' use of digital medication orders have dramatically reduced the number of dangerous drug errors, but their computer systems still fail to flag 13% of potentially fatal mistakes, a report released Thursday shows. Medication errors are by far the most common mistakes made in hospitals — and hospital errors are the...