Having healthcare providers don gloves and gowns in intensive care units is shown to reduce infections of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, but without a rise in adverse events, researchers say. >>>
Predictive modeling offers the key to understanding which healthcare services most affect utilization, readmissions, and payment, and how to tackle the outliers. These analytics are within the grasp of any healthcare system. >>>
MakerNurse is searching nationwide for nurses who are creating new devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care. >>>
Hospitals that have the best survival outcomes are not doing the best job in the area of patient satisfaction, says a healthcare economist . Better indicators of quality are the number of beds and patient volume. >>>
More stringent privacy regulations now in effect mean hospitals and medical practices can expect random audits, higher fines, and a surge in formal complaints from patients who ask for, but do not receive their medical records in a timely fashion. >>>
Encouraging healthcare workers to get their flu shots has been a patient safety and quality of care issue for years. Mandatory public reporting of this hospital quality measure is finally moving the needle. >>>
Training young cancer patients and their families basic methods of preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections could have implications beyond pediatric oncology, since healthcare is increasingly delivered in outpatient settings. >>>
Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan has built a cardiovascular center of excellence. Physicians there collaborate with nurses to implement hospital processes and sets goals. And physician champions are named to help oversee quality goals and needs. >>>
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