Three cultural habits within hospitals, including "general disinterest" among staff, can hinder catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention efforts, researchers find. >>>
Treating all patients in an ICU as if they were infected with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus reduces positive bacterial cultures and bloodstream infections by 44%, research shows. >>>
A projected increase in emergency department volume within the next three years means hospitals need to get to work now to implement better patient flow schemes. The need is urgent because how patients move through the ED has significant financial implications throughout the rest of the hospital. >>>
Operating under the assumption that the government is moving toward enacting reimbursement penalties for all-cause readmissions, some hospitals and readmission prevention experts are already developing corresponding strategies. >>>
A program at the University of Alabama helps students prepare for the rigors of medical school—and careers as primary care physicians. >>>
In the latest twist for Health Management Associates, the for-profit hospital operator's CEO, Gary D. Newsome, announces he will retire in July. Last week HMA moved to block a takeover bid by filing a shareholders' rights plan. >>>
In this new Intelligence Report, we examine how resolving organizational problems in the emergency department will remain a challenge as demand for ED services increases, overcrowding elevates patient safety concerns, and quality metrics draw greater attention. >>>
Being descriptive in healthcare marketing can be a challenge when you stop using these seven words that no longer have the power to distinguish your organization or its services from those of your competitors. >>>
Emergency Department overcrowding has increased by 22% since 2013. This original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on coping with patient volume while protecting the bottom line.
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