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Duodenoscope Diligence

Multiple outbreaks of a drug-resistant infection linked to contaminated duodenoscopes have prompted nationwide re-evaluation of sterilization procedures and an ongoing discussion about the scopes’ design and ultimate safety.

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Barrier-Busting Biosensors

Advancements in nanotechnology, computing and wireless connectivity are enabling the development of next-generation biosensor tools.

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Healthcare Goes Retail

As the cost of care has risen, a movement toward healthcare consumerism is transforming business models and delivery channels.

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Speed to Supply Chain Savings

HealthTrust member Andy Motz of Sisters of Charity Health System achieves supply chain savings by involving clinical care teams in the decision-making process for cost-saving measures.

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Electronic Health Records: Leaping Over Hurdles

Funding from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act has spurred electronic health record (EHR) adoption in a big way, with over 4,800 hospitals nationwide snapping up more than $11 billion in incentives for achieving Stage 1 Meaningful Use.

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Cybersecurity and Medical Devices

When we think about hackers breaking into an insulin pump or pacemaker, it probably seems more like a plot from a cable TV drama than an actual threat. But with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigating roughly two dozen cases of suspected vulnerabilities in medical devices, it’s clear hospitals can’t ignore the risks

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