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Executive Health Management

Handshake Ban to Curb Hospital Infections

2017 05 Jun

Hospital-acquired infections are a serious and potentially life-threatening problem in hospitals, and the unwashed hands of healthcare workers are often to blame. One way to limit the spread of germs and reduce the transmission of disease at medical facilities is to establish handshake-free zones, according to an UCLA study.  "We are trying to do everything... Read more

Executive Health Management

HACs Drop but More Work to be Done

2015 07 Dec

A recent federal report reveals that the rate of avoidable complications affecting patients in hospitals levelled off in 2014 after three years of continuous declines.  While hospitals have been successful at averting different types of injuries, they are still struggling to avert complications with broader causes and less clear-cut solutions. In 2014,... Read more