Beating Infections to the Punch

A Renewed Focus on the Basics, Stewardship, Collaboration & Tech Experimentation Among Top Strategies for Preventing & Knocking Out Infections In the mid-1800s, a strange phenomenon gripped the maternity clinic at the Vienna General Hospital in Austria. The labor ward staffed by medical students suffered from a maternal mortality rate five times higher than that […]

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Strengthening Your IP Squad

At the end of 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest data on its Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program. As the name suggests, the aim of the program is to reduce hospital-acquired conditions like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) and catheter-related urinary tract infections. CMS is […]

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Always Ready, Always Vigilant

Infection prevention is both a challenge and an urgent priority for healthcare organizations. As threats emerge, the latest research identifies—or disproves—new infection prevention strategies. Payers, meanwhile, are increasing the pressure on providers to prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). Knocking Out HAIs Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has made significant progress in preventing hospital-acquired infections. […]

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Emerging Pathogen Management

A collaboration between HCA and HealthTrust ensured that both stayed ahead of the evolving Ebola crisis, providing accurate, up-to-the-minute information and securing the equipment to keep HCA staff and patients safe.

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Battling the Bugs

While the issue of hospital-acquired infections remains a stubborn and serious problem, many healthcare facilities are making strides to reduce infections—and supply chain professionals can play an important role in continuing that trend.

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Rest Easy

The potential for infection can be decreased with smart choices on facility furniture, from the right upholstery to the most germ-resistant designs.

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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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