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How Brazil's soy crackdown cleaned up business supply chains

By Kelly April Tyrrell GreenBiz February 3, 2015

In 2006, following a report from Greenpeace and under pressure from consumers, large companies such as McDonald's and Walmart decided to stop using soy grown on cleared forestland in the Brazilian Amazon. This put pressure on commodity traders, such as Cargill, who in turn agreed to no longer purchase soy ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

The HAC no one wants to talk about

By Cheryl Clark HealthLeaders Media January 29, 2015

In large hospitals, a program to reduce delirium in ICU patients, chiefly by reducing the amount of unneeded sedation, has cut rates of the condition in half. Soon it will be implemented in 60 more selected hospitals.

What serious hospital-acquired condition affects 25% of patients over age 70 and up ...

$1.6 million grant from Moore Foundation supports Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute’s work on Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal

Monmouth University January 29, 2015

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's 1.6 million grant to Monmouth University's Urban Coast Institute (UCI) is supporting work on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, an online toolkit and resource center to support ocean planning in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The grant supports UCI's work with several academic, government, private ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Coming home from the hospital is actually more dangerous than you might expect

Forbes January 28, 2015

After a stressful stay in the hospital, your doctors have finally given you the green light to return home. A sigh of relief passes over you with the realization that the worst is behind you.

Not so fast …

Coming home from the hospital is actually more dangerous than you ...

Patient and Family Engagement

The larger health care environment + patients and family engagement

By #HCLDR Moderator Healthcare Leadership Blog January 22, 2015

How do we shift norms and create a culture where patient and family engagement is the rule, not the exception? What are the ways in which legislation, regulations, and policy changes come into play?

The impetus for developing a Roadmap for Patient + Family Engagement in Healthcare grew from several ...

The 2015 Fish 2.0 competition: A chance for seafood businesses to build on investor interest

By Monica Jain, Fish 2.0 National Geographic January 21, 2015

Three years ago, when I first started asking investors why they didn’t put more money into seafood ventures, many told me that there just weren’t enough strong businesses out there to warrant the time and energy of adding seafood to their portfolios. At the same time, seafood businesses complained that ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Moving from mandate to reality: A roadmap for patient and family engagement

By Dominick Frosch, Pamela Dardess, Susan Baade, and Kristin Carman Heath Affairs Blog January 20, 2015

The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) moved patient and family engagement to center stage in health care reform. The law mentions “patient-centered care” at least 40 times, with explicit references to patient engagement, patient experience, health literacy and shared decision making. Evidence is growing that meaningful patient and family engagement ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Consumer Reports Study: Demanding respect from doctors may save your life

Forbes January 19, 2015

A hospital is a dangerous place to visit. Each year more than 400,000 people are killed due to preventable medical errors, which include preventable Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). This makes preventable medical errors the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease (1st) and cancer (2nd).

A ...

Fish 2.0's call to action for seafood entrepreneurs and investors

By David Bank Huffington Post January 15, 2015

Everybody, it seems, wants their seafood sustainable. That growing demand is spurring investor interest in aquaculture, seafood supply chains and technology solutions that address the shortage of affordable, tasty protein that does not deplete already-stressed fisheries.

One indicator of increasing interest is the growth of the Fish 2.0 business competition, ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Researchers identify missing component in marine carbon, sulfur cycles

By Alan Flurry University of Georgia January 15, 2015

Athens, Ga. - A new study from marine scientists at the University of Georgia reveals two important compounds not previously considered that are released into the ocean's dissolved organic matter pool by phytoplankton and subsequently removed by bacteria. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...

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