According to a new research from Leapfrog Group, survival rates for high-risk surgeries vary widely from hospital to hospital.  As reported in a FierceHealthcare article on the study findings, the research underscores the significant work that needs to be done to improve patient outcomes.The report finds, for example, that the predicted survival rate for pancreatectomiy varies from 100 to 81 percent between high- and low-performing...
According to a recent report from construction research firm CMD, reshoring efforts from U.S. manufacturers will contribute to a 10.5% increase in industrial construction projects in 2015.  A Manufacturing.net article on the research findings notes that bringing jobs back to the U.S. will spur increased demand for manufacturing space and lead to greater construction activity.Low energy prices and a declining competitive advantage in...
According to the Randstad Manufacturing & Logistics Employee Confidence Index, confidence among manufacturing and logistics workers reached its highest level in the history of the survey in Q4 2014.  A press release announcing the survey findings reports a 59% reading in Q4, up nearly 6% from Q3 2014.Thirty-seven percent of those surveyed said they believed the economy was getting stronger in Q4, and 28% claimed there were more jobs...
A report recently released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows improved patient safety in hospital settings over the period 2010 – 2013.  According to the report, efforts to improve patient safety resulted in 1.3 million fewer patient harms, 50,000 lives saved, and $12 billion in health spending avoided over the three-year period.As noted in the research, hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), including but not limited...
A new report issued by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) highlights the macroeconomic impact of federal regulations.  According to the report findings, manufacturers in particular bear a disproportionate share of the regulatory burden.While the analysis finds that the average U.S. company pays $9,991 per employee/year to comply with federal regulations, the average U.S. manufacturer pays nearly twice that amount ($19,564 per...
A new report released by the American Shale & Manufacturing Partnership (ASMP) cites shale development as a potential source of U.S. manufacturing revival.  The report, “Ideas to Empower America’s Emerging Shale-Based Manufacturing Renaissance,” focuses on five core areas in particular: workforce development, federal and state processes, infrastructure, environment, and research and innovation.As noted in a GlobeNewswire press release,...
A new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation challenges the notion that the manufacturing sector is experiencing industry-wide growth and momentum.  According to an article on CNBC, the report suggests that recent growth may represent only a temporary trend.This comes despite research and expert insight pointing evidence to the contrary.  As noted in the article, the latest Institute for Supply Management...
According to IBM’s new Automotive 2025 Global Study, the automotive sector is positioned for disruptive changes over the next 10 years. The “Automotive 2025: Industry Without Borders” study covers customer expectations, growth strategies, mobility requirements, ecosystem, and other topics shaping the direction of the industry. As reported in a MarketWatch article covering the study findings, the automotive industry will see greater...
According to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), manufacturing job growth increased dramatically in 2014.  The data shows the manufacturing sector added an average of 16,000 jobs per month last year, against just 7,000 jobs per month in 2013. BLS data also shows the sector gained 17,000 jobs in December 2014 alone. As noted in a Manufacturing Business Technology article on the BLS findings, the U.S. saw a total...
According to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), manufacturing job growth increased dramatically in 2014.  The data shows the manufacturing sector added an average of 16,000 jobs per month last year, against just 7,000 jobs per month in 2013. BLS data also shows the sector gained 17,000 jobs in December 2014 alone. As noted in a Manufacturing Business Technology article on the BLS findings, the U.S. saw a total...

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