Posts from Month: July 2016

New Measures Taken in Reporting HAIs

The healthcare industry is stepping up its game to fight healthcare-acquired infections, HAIs, starting with HEDIS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a nationwide improvement in HAIs. Although it is estimated one in 25 patients will get least one, HAI numbers are dropping. For example, there was a 50 percent decrease in central line-associated…

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Dangers of Antibiotic Resistance

Why has the last resort antibiotic colistin become ineffective against superbugs? Researchers in China have recently discovered a new gene in many bacteria that may be the answer to this question. The concept of drug resistant pathogens is not a new one, though. After winning the Nobel Prize for his discovery of penicillin, Alexander Fleming…

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OBP Medical's ER-SPEC and OfficeSPEC Awarded New Group Purchasing Contract with Premier

Efficiency, Functionality and Infection Control Benefits of Leading Single-Use Vaginal Specula Now Available to Premier Members OBP Medical, a leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, and Premier Inc., a leading health care improvement company, which unites an alliance of 3,600 hospitals and 120,000 other providers, today announced a three-year contract that will…

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OBP Medical’s ER-SPEC and OfficeSPEC Awarded New Group Purchasing Contract with Premier

Efficiency, Functionality and Infection Control Benefits of Leading Single-Use Vaginal Specula Now Available to Premier Members. LAWRENCE, Mass., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — OBP Medical, a leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, and Premier Inc., a leading health care improvement company, which unites an alliance of 3,600 hospitals and 120,000 other providers,…

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PAD Device Diagnoses Infections Quickly

Healthcare-associated infections are in the spotlight right now, in part due to the growing concern over antibiotic resistance, so how can an app help? Ralph Weissleder, MD, Ph.D., the director of Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH, Center for Systems Biology and a professor at Harvard Medical School, explains that rapid diagnosis of the bacteria involved in…

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