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Four Ways to Put Patient Safety First

How does your hospital rank in terms of patient safety? Most healthcare administrators would be quick to say their hospitals put safety first, but that isn’t the case at every hospital.

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Multimodal Pain Management

Prolonged and excessive pain after surgical procedures can lead to longer healing times, higher healthcare costs and other post-surgical complications, as well as the potential for chronic pain. The goal of multimodal pain management is to lessen these risks and reduce the use of narcotics after surgery.

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Update on ACOs

As traditional care models give way to population-based models, such as ACOs, those involved in delivering care must evolve to survive—including supply chain managers.

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Optimizing Outcomes With Medication Therapy Management

Nearly 20 percent of Medicare patients discharged from hospitals are readmitted within 30 days, and medication-related adverse events cause a significant number of those cases, according to a report from the national health policy institute NEHI.

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Fighting Flu

Adopt the Joint Commission challenge and fight the flu in your hospital by giving vaccinations to employees.

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Resistance Movement

The number of deaths from infectious diseases has increased in the past few years. Doctors attribute this to a growing resistance to antibiotics, and forward-thinking healthcare providers are undertaking efforts to correct the problem.

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What’s Trending in Orthopedics

Increased efficiencies in product design and disruptive models such as the rep-replacement approach were hot topics at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), attended by the SourceTrust orthopedics team.

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New Technology Review: TAVR

TAVR is an option for patients with severe aortic stenosis whose symptoms are inoperable or who are at high risk for standard surgical valve replacement.

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Trending Topics in Cardiovascular Care

Transcatheter valve research and the current state and potential future direction of renal denervation were the most-discussed topics at the 2014 American College of Cardiology (ACC), attended by the SourceTrust Cardiovascular Team.

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