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In recent years, the skilled nursing sector has faced an escalating threat from cybercriminals, posing significant risks to the operations of nursing homes. Due to the rapid rise in use of technology since the COVID-19 pandemic, experts in the sector have noticed an uptick in cybercrime and insurance underwriters are demanding nursing homes protect themselves...
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Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) has taken steps to bring clarity to the credentialing process for future Nursing Home Administrators at a time when the nursing home sector continues to face staffing concerns. A University of Michigan School of Public Health study recently published in the Journal of the...
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“Since January 2023 alone, we’ve already turned away 600 families seeking safe shelter,” YWCA Executive Director Cheri Kilty told Nurse Journall. “Yakima County has the highest rate of domestic violence in our state, so the need is huge.” Kilty approached the Hogback Development group, which then agreed to donate the St. Elizabeth Hospital School of...
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Federal Heat Safety Standards Needed to Protect Workers With temperatures soaring due to climate change, the absence of federal regulations to protect workers from extreme heat is putting their health and safety at risk, according to Kaiser Health News. While some states have implemented their own standards, a lack of nationwide guidelines leaves many workers...
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Perspective is too often lacking when it comes to our healthcare system.  Policymakers will, for example, generalize from every alleged transgression by a nursing home provider and paint the entire sector with the same brush, while paying scant attention to outrages committed by more moneyed actors. As an exhibit, I offer you UnitedHealth Group. It...
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On Thanksgiving Day 2023, while many Americans were celebrating, hospitals across the U.S. were doing quite the opposite. Systems were failing. Ambulances were diverted. Care was impaired. Hospitals in three states were hit by a ransomware attack, and in that moment, the real-world repercussions came to light—it wasn’t just computer networks that were brought to...
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The HHS building, also known as the Hubert H. Humphrey Building. (Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images) McGruff the Crime Dog famously encourages children to “Take a bite out of crime.” For their grandparents and their caregivers, the key may be to take a byte (or many) out of cybercrime. As cybersecurity continues to...
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By Chuck Wiser, I write the words to share what my eyes see and my heart feels Once again, I must heed Mr. Vance’s theory on sleeplessness. “If you can’t sleep, get up. If you get up, do something.” As of earlier in the evening Wednesday night I was of the thinking that with Thursday’s...
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Our guest today is Diane Dimond, a longtime, award-winning investigative journalist specializing in crime and justice issues. As a freelance journalist, syndicated columnist, and former television correspondent, her reporting and commentary have been featured in newspapers, magazines, and TV news outlets across the country. She’s also the author of several books, including Be Careful Who...
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care workers are five times more likely to experience workplace violence than employees in all other industries. Recently the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation awarded a $25,000 President’s Grant to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, which will support the training of Hunt School of...
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