FinanceMedPAC: Even Efficient Hospitals Can't Cover Costs with Medicare Reimbursement
The panel is recommending that Congress raise reimbursement rates for 2020 and restructure hospital quality incentive programs.
Clinical CareDiagnostic Errors, Managing Patient Data Top ECRI's Patient Safety List Again
A new report from the nonprofit patient safety organization pinpoints risks from EHRs, mobile health, behavioral health, clinician burnout, and...
Clinical CareHospital-Acquired Infection Pragmatic Clinical Trial Shows Best Practice
Research demonstrates a method to prevent MRSA and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci infections in patients with medical devices.
FinanceMedicare Trims Payments To 800 Hospitals, Citing Patient Safety Incidents
The number is the highest since the federal government five years ago launched the Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Program, created...
Clinical CarePostdischarge MRSA Decolonization Cut Infection Risk
The intervention involved bathing with antiseptic soap, use of mouthwash, and use of the nasal antibiotic ointment for 5 days...
Clinical CareHospital-Acquired Conditions Drop 13% Over Three Years
A new federal analysis shows that 910,000 fewer HACs were reported from 2014 through 2017, which helped prevent 20,500 hospital...
NursingNurses Create Escape Room to Increase Sepsis Awareness
Nurses helped improve their colleagues' understanding of sepsis at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia.
NursingBuild a Unit-Based CAUTI Prevention Team
Engaging frontline staff is key to advancing clinical quality improvement projects.
NursingBacteria Hitch a Ride on Stethoscopes
Standardized cleaning method decreases contamination better than practitioner-preferred methods.
Clinical Care4 Ways to Improve Your Hospital Quality and Safety Rankings
Learn how one health system launched systematic initiatives to improve its quality and safety rankings and is pursuing a zero-harm...
NursingFamily Members' Silence Has Devastating Effects for Patients
Nurses must create a culture that encourages family caregivers to speak up about patient safety issues.
Clinical CareHackers, Mattresses, Sponges Top ECRI Health Tech Hazards List
Improper cleaning and disinfecting can expose patients to infectious materials on mattresses or mattress covers. Sponges retained inside patients after...