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Low-Cost Infant Warmer For Developing Countries

Countries that can't afford a $20,000 incubator for premies can use "Embrace", a low-cost warmer. http://www.embraceglobal.org/

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Focus Healthcare Reform on Hospital Infections

We know very well how to lessen hospital infections - a $2 billion annual problem in the US - but we don't take necessary steps. New Republic http://bit.ly/dg7uaC

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Wash Hands

Hospitals are waging a high-tech battle to make sure that staff wash their hands: video, rfid, spies, rewards are all at play. NY Times http://nyti.ms/11a2mxj

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Put Your Health Care Directive On Your Smartphone

The American Bar Association has a new app which organizes your key documents relating to end of life care. NY Times http://nyti.ms/1rOYvQi

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Invest in Institutional Partnerships Linking US, Others

Investing in institutional partnerships between US organizations - hospitals, medical schools, research laboratories - and counterparts in developing countries is the best way to provide opportunities for local healthcare professionals. A CSIS "SmartGlobalHealth" winning idea 2009. http://bit.ly/5rvDsr

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Don't Get Sick in July

Researchers show that hospital deaths due to errors jump 10% each July when new medical residents begin. Springer http://bit.ly/bybZm0

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Choose Safe Hospitals via Data

Recent studies suggest a staggering 440,000 deaths per year -- about one sixth of all deaths -- are caused by hospital errors. Choosing safe hospitals is vital. NY Times http://nyti.ms/193bb0v

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Flip the Clinic

Inspired by Sal Khan's "flipped classroom", the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to "flip the clinic", giving patients responsibility and resources to augment doctor visits. http://bit.ly/1trZ9tg

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