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Posts from Month: October 2014

Infection Control Technology Is a Top Priority in 2015

Ebola has hospitals looking for better infection control in 2015. A survey conducted by Black Book shows that infection control technology is the top priority as the New Year rolls around, and for good reason. HAI Statistics The statistics speak for themselves. Black Book reports there are an estimated 800,000 HAIs each year and 75,000…

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Comparing ER-SPEC/OfficeSPEC to KleenSpec

Comparing ER-SPEC®/OfficeSPEC® to KleenSpec® As the demand for single-use products increases, so then does the market. Every medical specialty from dental to obstetrics has choices for medical devices specific to their needs. The key to finding ones that fit both the requirements of the practice and their budgetary concerns is comparison. Look at the differences between…

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Hospitals Reaping Rewards of Expanded Healthcare Coverage

What rewards are hospitals reaping as a result of the Affordable Care Act? According to the Obama administration, patients are not the only ones benefiting from health care reform. Hospitals are seeing positive outcomes, as well, especially in the states that have expanded their Medicaid coverage. Medicaid Expansion As part of the Affordable Care Act,…

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Bacteria Reproducing In Hosptial Sinks

Where do the so called superbugs found in some healthcare associated infections come from? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year around 2 million people in the U.S. come down with an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection and over 23,000 of them die. The general consensus is that overuse of antibiotics is to…

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Biovigil: Improving Hand Washing Practices

How important is hand hygiene in the fight against healthcare associated infections (HAI’s)? Important enough that companies are designing new devices to help monitor it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 75,000 patients die each year from HAIs. They are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and cost the industry up…

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