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  May 30, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

This Hospital Infection Don't Get No Respect

Cheryl Clark

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are the Rodney Dangerfield of nosocomial infections. Too many nurses and doctors are inserting Foley catheters without sufficient regard for what is a potentially dangerous invasive device. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Better MRSA Strategy: Treat All ICU Patients

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. >>>

3 Reasons Urinary Catheters are Overused in Hospitals

Three cultural habits within hospitals, including "general disinterest" among staff, can hinder catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention efforts, researchers find. >>>

How to Get a Handle on ED Overcrowding

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. >>>

Hospitals Thinking Beyond 30-Day Readmissions

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. >>>

In Healthcare Reform Fight, Sebelius is Latest Target

Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act won't come easily, if it comes at all. Now lawmakers are focused on whether Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius improperly solicited assistance from the healthcare industry to help implement the unpopular law. >>>

When 'Mean Girls' Wear Scrubs

For many nurses, leaving high school doesn't mean leaving the bullies behind. Bullying has been called nursing's "dirty little secret," but judging by the numbers, it's hard to believe it could be kept secret at all. >>>

Lower ED Margins Demand a Better Strategy

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. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: New Radiology Standards to Reduce Costs, Increase Quality and Improve Outcomes

Date: June 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join radiology experts from Radisphere and NCH Healthcare System as they examine how standards-based radiology can impact fiscal performance, patient satisfaction and physician referrals. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

HHS finalizes wellness rules under healthcare law

The Hill, May 30, 2013

FDA takes action to ease neonatal drug shortage

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, May 30, 2013

Healthcare is spread thin on Alaskan frontier

The New York Times, May 30, 2013

With money at risk, hospitals push staff to wash hands

The New York Times, May 29, 2013

Boxes of medical records missing from Jackson Health System

The Miami Herald, May 29, 2013

ER fails to save digit; patient gives thumbs-down to hospital bill

Las Vegas Sun, May 29, 2013

Practice of billing Medicare to fix droopy lids raises eyebrows

News & Observer, May 29, 2013

Medical errors are hard for doctors to admit, but it's wise to apologize

The Washington Post, May 28, 2013

Intermountain Healthcare alerts patients to cumulative radiation exposure

The Salt Lake Tribune, May 24, 2013

3-D printer makes life-saving splint for baby's airway

NPR, May 24, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Building Better Boards

Hospitals and health systems face unprecedented pressure to remake their business and clinical processes. Boards are trying desperately to keep up. >>>

 

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