Clinical Care"Perfect Storm" Increased Healthcare-Associated Infections During Pandemic
Major increases were found in 2020 compared to 2019 in four serious infection types: central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary...
Telehealth'Better Than the Hospital': Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home
A growing number of health systems are offering people with more serious health conditions hospital-level treatment in the comfort of...
Revenue CycleMedicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications
On any given day, one in every 31 hospital patients has an infection that was contracted during their stay, according...
TechnologyAutomated Hand-Hygiene Compliance Tech Tackles Hospital-Acquired Infections
Memorial Healthcare budgets to implement Intelligent Observations' sensor-driven approach systemwide.
Clinical CareSharps Safety Never Stops
Laboratory workers and clinicians must remain vigilant in regard to needlesticks, sharps safety, and bloodborne infection prevention.
Covid-19Hospital Workers Complain of Minimal Disclosure After COVID Exposures
Hospital workers around the country report frustrating failures by management to notify them when they have been exposed to co-workers...
Clinical CareSurging Health Care Worker Quarantines Raise Concerns As Coronavirus Spreads
The situation has prompted debate in the health care community about just what standards medical facilities should use before ordering...
Clinical CareU.S. Hospitals Say They're Ready for Coronavirus. Their Infection Control Violations Say Otherwise.
An outbreak would demand peak performance from America's medical professionals ? especially in hospitals. But many of the facilities that...
Clinical CareNursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities
More than two million people living in long-term care settings in the U.S. may be at heightened risk because of...
Clinical CarePreeminent Hospitals Penalized Over Rates Of Patients' Injuries
CMS this week identified 786 hospitals that will receive lower payments for a year under the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program.
Clinical CareCardinal Health Announces Recall for 9.1M Surgical Gowns
An investigation determined that some gowns made since September 2018 were produced in unapproved locations with unsanitary conditions.
Clinical CareFederal Regulators: Newark Beth Israel Put Patients in 'Immediate Jeopardy'
A government investigation found that the New Jersey hospital's transplant team was failing to learn from surgical errors.