Posts from Month: April 2016

Urgent Care Centers On the Rise

As the popularity of urgent care centers rises, more mainstream companies are expanding into this field. The purpose of an urgent care center is to treat illness or injury that needs immediate medical attention but is not life-threatening. The American Academy of Urgent care Medicine explains that these clinics offer outpatient care, but are not…

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Healthcare Issues To Focus On

As health care reform sets in, industry leaders are looking for hot spots that might indicate ongoing problems. At the recent American College of Healthcare Executives Congress, one conversation focused on three health care management issues capable of derailing a facility and affecting patient outcomes. HAI Prevention With superbugs escalating around the world, healthcare-associated infection,…

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Scope Price Raised After Superbug Outbreaks

After a deadly outbreak of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, the Federal Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about duoendoscopes manufactured by Olympus Corp. The clear connection between the use of these specific scopes and the infection that ended in multiple deaths left the staff at the medical center scrambling for…

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Legal Liability for HAIs

There is a lot of talk about patient safety and the financial side of health-associated infections, HAIs, but what are the legal implications? Becker Hospital Review reports there are 1.7 million HAIs annually in acute care environments. This includes around 99,000 deaths at a cost in excess of 10 billion dollars. Some the financial burden…

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