EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Surgical Site Infection Tops List of Reasons for Unplanned Readmissions

Hospital readmissions present a major challenge for administrators working to reduce costs and improve care quality metrics. It is not only... Read more

Better Postoperative Outcomes Not Tied To Metrics Reporting

Improved surgical outcomes are not related to the use of systems which capture and report postoperative metrics. Hospitals which participate... Read more

Health Economics: Treatment Values Are Equivocal

A study from the University of Colorado Cancer Center suggests that medical breakthroughs may not be as valuable as they appear in scientific... Read more

Pre-Diagnostic Care Seldom Reflected in Quality Measures

The quality measures endorsed by The National Quality Forum (NQF) are not always applicable to the management of patients prior to their diagnoses,... Read more

Lean Six Sigma: Eliminating Wasteful Practices For Improved Efficiency

Hospitals emergency departments are seldom praised for short wait times, adequate bed capacity and stress-free employees. Those things may be... Read more

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A personal reflection from a COVID-recovered Staff Nurse.   Happy New Year! I should scream it from the bottom of my heart to you all, dear readers, but it is only early January and I don’t feel really happy. It is THE NEW YEAR, but my feelings say – it is still March 2020 onwards, when the horror of COVID-19 started in the UK.... Read more

Martin J. Hatlie, JD is CEO of Project Patient Care (PPC), a non-profit organisation focussed on bringing the voice and experience of patients into healthcare improvement work. He also serves as Co-Director of the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety, which integrates open and honest communication strategies, patient and family engagement,... Read more

Inaugurating her new column with HealthManagement.org, Sabine Torgler reflects on the news about the start of the vaccination programme against COVID-19 in the UK from the nurse’s perspective.   Since two weeks ago, it is public that the UK is starting its vaccination programme against COVID-19. When the BBC reported it on Wednesday,... Read more

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Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time

2020 23 Apr

Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more vulnerable to the illness. Plus, the germs that patients... Read more

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Spotlight On: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Reduces CLABSI with APSS #2

2020 23 Apr

HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most costly type of hospital-acquired infections, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, and financial... Read more

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Evaluation of the Microbial Tightness of Mini-Spike® 2 Chemo V - A Closed System Transfer Device

2019 08 Aug

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function by means of airborne contamination Jürgen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Grüter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany   BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose a major problem in the healthcare system because they contribute... Read more

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