Covid-19Rift Over When to Use N95s Puts Health Workers at Risk Again
The pandemic illustrated how a rift between the CDC and workplace safety officials can have serious repercussions.
Clinical CareThe Exec: Boost Your Risk Management Strategy Now
Alan Harmatz, CMO of Medical City Dallas, says patient safety involves assessing how a care process works, determining whether the...
PharmaAnalysis: A New Era of Vaccines Leaves Old Questions About Prices Unanswered
Using novel vaccines wisely ? directing them to the people who need them at a price they can afford ?...
Covid-19Health Workers Warn Loosening Mask Advice in Hospitals Would Harm Patients and Providers
A CDC draft controversially concludes that N95 face masks are equivalent to looser, surgical face masks in certain settings.
Clinical CareHealthcare Facilities Called Upon to Continue Masking
Recommendations range from universal masking to more flexible approaches.
Post-AcuteRound-Up: Post-Acute Infection Prevention After the End of PHE
Infection prevention efforts aren't exclusive to COVID and must be made a priority to keep vulnerable patients safe.
TechnologyNew York Health System Launches RPM Program for Cancer Patients
Ellis Medicine is partnering with the city of Schenectady and AION Biosystems to monitor the temperatures of oncology patients for...
Clinical CareExpert: CMS Takes Significant Step to Improve Sepsis Care in 2024 IPPS Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services make SEP-1 sepsis care bundle a pay-for-performance measure.
Post-AcuteQ&A: APIC CEO on Need for Infection Prevention Efforts in Home Health—Part 1
While the demand for home health services grows, the lack of infection prevention oversight presents a problem.
Clinical CareAmerican College of Physicians Makes 13 Pandemic Preparedness Recommendations
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed several weaknesses in public health emergency preparedness such as insufficient centralized coordination at the federal level.
Clinical CareMisdiagnosis Tied to Serious Harm of 795K Americans Annually, Study Finds
About 371,000 Americans die annually after a false negative diagnosis for a serious illness, according to researchers.
Clinical CareTechnology-Based Initiatives Increase Hand Hygiene Compliance
University of Michigan Health and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center have increased hand hygiene compliance significantly.