Accelerators are like a stress test for startups: the fast pace and no-holes-barred feedback will tell you whether or not your ideas can withstand the pressure of the market. The CEO of a social commerce startup and member of the current Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator class shares the upside and downside of participating in a business boot camp program.
Doctors providing end-of-life care often face charges of murder and euthanasia from family members and even other healthcare professionals, according to a new study.
Half of the problem is that many family members don’t understand the distinction between the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments and euthanasia. Also, many doctors don’t agree with a palliative care specialist’s assessment of appropriate care, physicians in the survey said.
Group Purchasing Organizations are more responsible for recent drug shortages than pharma manufacturers. Former FDA Associate Commissioner Peter J. Pitts says the six companies that control the GPO space have created the shortages and surging prices for generics sold to healthcare facilities through these groups.
Tomorrow’s goals for health CEOs will include emptying beds instead of filling them and acquiring businesses that extend a hospital’s reach into home health and nursing facilities. Becker’s Hospital Review discusses the forces behind these trends as well as the drive toward the retail business model.
ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization has updated its adverse event collection and reporting system to improve device-related forms and to include the newest formats for HIT reporting. Member organizations can report manually or import data from existing reporting systems to the PSO system.