Battling Health Care-Associated Infections

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Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs report shines a spotlight on Health care-Associated Infections and what can be done to prevent them. Hospitals are working hard to eliminate infections and keep patients safe. And while we are making progress, our ultimate goal is to get... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, patient safety, hospital-acquired conditions

Pride and Progress

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The progress hospitals are making to improve patient care was featured in a recent New York Times blog on fixing difficult problems. The piece highlights the work of hospitals across the country to reduce preventable infections arising from surgeries, pressure ulcers, blood clots and other sources. The... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Hospital Engagement Networks, hospital-acquired conditions

Getting to Zero

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Progress is encouraging; continuous progress promises a better future. Between 2010 and 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 87,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and almost $20 billion in health care costs were saved because of patient safety efforts in hospitals. That... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, patient safety, hospital-acquired conditions

Breaking the Chain of Infections

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Vital Signs on how the health care field can interrupt the spread of infections, especially those that are antibiotic resistant like Clostridium difficile.

In the Vital Signs, CDC recommends a community-wide approach to identify and stop... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, patient safety, hospital-acquired conditions, care coordination

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