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Clostridium difficile infections increasing among children
Clostridium difficile, a nasty, infectious disease that tends to spread in hospitals, is cropping up in more U.S...
Gadgets to keep new hospital free from infection
One of the United Kingdom's newest hospitals has been showing off the latest technology to keep hospitals clean...
Disease outbreak that killed 2 patients is over, Vancouver hospital says
  Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has eliminated the latest outbreak of Clostridium difficile, after nearly...
Las Vegas panel discusses how best to stem the spread of infection
A Las Vegas Sun investigation found that lethal “superbugs" are infecting thousands of patients in local...
Less blood is really more, transfusion critics say
Long dominated by Jehovah’s Witnesses — whose faith forbids blood transfusions — bloodless surgeries...
MO reverses policy that removed older data on hospital infections
Missouri will start publishing past years of data about hospital infection rates on its website, the state's top health...
NH releases report on HAIs
The state released its first report yesterday on hospital infections, showing that patients developed 134 infections...
Tennessee works to reduce risk of hospital blood infections
Tennessee's frailest and tiniest infants go to intensive care units to get healthier, but in some cases the feeding...
US sees drop in dangerous hospital staph illnesses
Aggressive, drug-resistant staph infections caught in hospitals or from medical treatment are becoming scarcer, another...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...

Webcast: Presenting Data to Leadership: What Your Board Needs to Know
During this 90-minute program, expert consultant Ken Rohde will explain what your quality and safety data really means...
Audio Conference: Beyond the MS-DRG: Capture SOI and ROM through Documentation Improvement Efforts
During this 90-minute audio conference, a 3M representative and a former ACDIS advisory board member explain MS- DRG...
Webcast: Taking Peer Review From Punitive to Positive:
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Webcast: Improve Physician Profiles Through SOI/ROM Documentation Capture
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Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
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Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Our experts guide you through determining whether your organization is adequately assessing the competency of APPs and...
Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Examine the challenges of assessing the competency of practitioners in ambulatory settings, selective practice, and...