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MedStar Health Newborns Go Home Sporting Purple Gear, Showing Pride for the Ravens During Playoff Season

(Columbia, MD) - Starting today and going for as long as the Baltimore Ravens stay in the playoffs, babies born at participating MedStar Health hospitals will go home decked out in bibs and beanies in support of the home team as they advance to play the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. In keeping with the Ravens’ team slogan “Big Truss,” newborns will receive purple bibs bearing “Bib Truss” and two-tone purple beanies that say “Lil Truss.” To help launch the program, Ravens mascot, Poe, and members of the Ravens cheer team visited the Ravens’ newest and littlest members of the flock…

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MedStar Health and the Washington Capitals Team Up to Spread Holiday Cheer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Teaming up with MedStar Health, players with the Washington Capitals decked the halls and spread holiday cheer with sick patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Donning Santa hats and elf ears, and accompanied by team mascot Slapshot, the 2017-2018 Stanley Cup champions delivered team gear to inpatient units where children will be hospitalized for the holidays and worked on festive art projects with children and their families in the outpatient clinic.     “We bring the kids a smile, that’s what it’s all about,” said team captain Alex Ovechkin, wearing reindeer antlers. “We really appreciate these kids and their families supporting…

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New Research Reinforces Importance of Reporting and Collaboration to Prevent Patient Harm in Electronic Health Record Systems

Washington, D.C. — A growing body of evidence indicates the need for additional evaluation of and improvements to electronic health record systems (EHRs), which have been adopted by the majority of U.S. health providers in the past decade to advance health and comply with federal policy. The latest study, presented via a research letter published in the Dec. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), reinforces that there is a real possibility for EHR platforms to cause patient harm — making it increasingly important for stakeholders to collaborate to improve this critical health information technology. In…

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Diabetes Boot Camp Mixes High-tech and High-touch to Help Patients Take Control of Their Disease

Facilities Manager from Maryland Renovates His Own Health Thanks to Basic Training to Battle High Blood Sugar

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