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New prenatal tests offer safer, early screenings
New, noninvasive blood tests are being developed for expectant mothers to find out if their babies have genetic...
CMS’ Final HAC Rule Baffles Hospitals
Hospitals are struggling to understand The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule on Medicaid payment...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
Florida hospitals join forces to cut readmissions
Eighty-one hospitals in Florida are teaming up with one important goal: to reduce the number of infections...
NV presses hospitals for full accounting of preventable injuries
State officials released data on preventable injuries and infections in Nevada hospitals Thursday that mirror the...
'Senior moments' tied to blood-sugar levels
The decline in mental sharpness is among the most distressing aspects of aging. But a new study suggests that good...
MRSA 'superbug' becoming more resistant
Infectious disease doctors are concerned that eventually the drugs they use to treat MRSA will stop working. Common...
Bringing hospital infections down to zero in Maryland
Maryland hospital safety experts are looking at a new standard for many preventive infections and mishaps that can harm...
Parents of Florida boy killed by hospital error hope to prevent similar accidents
Horst and Luisa Ferrero took their intelligent, healthy and happy 3-year-old, Sebastian, in for a medical exam last...
Briefings on Infection Control
Your facility's infection control and prevention initiatives are in the spotlight: Scrutiny from The Joint Commission...
Proven Methods for Drastically Reducing CAUTIs
Join nurse practitioner Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, and chief of infection prevention and 2012...
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