Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)
10:59 am October 07, 2015
University of Missouri Health Care is one of the latest two health systems to receive the global HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that are improving patient outcomes.
11:37 am March 02, 2015
As the news and commentary on hospital-acquired infection swirls following recent superbug fatalities at two academic medical centers, CareFusion is calling attention to its recent success in infection control technology.
10:42 am February 19, 2015
Two people who died at the UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center are among seven patients that UCLA has identified as infected by the deadly superbug CRE, the Los Angeles Times reports today.
10:48 am August 25, 2014
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has raised public awareness about the risks of healthcare associated infections, as U.S. healthcare workers in Africa acquired Ebola while working in a healthcare setting. Here in the U.S., data mining technology is a valuable weapon for combating HAIs.
12:00 am January 20, 2014
A pilot project OhioHealth rolled out with IBM has resulted in a 90 percent compliance with hand-washing standards. That's a 20 percent jump for one of OhioHealth's Columbus hospitals.
10:31 am January 10, 2014
A pilot project OhioHealth rolled out with IBM has resulted in a 90 percent compliance with hand-washing standards. That's a 20 percent jump for the hospital -- and markedly better than most other hospitals around the country that are at 50 percent.
12:19 pm February 19, 2013
After 10 years at the helm of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), high-profile leader Carolyn Clancy, MD, will step down as director.
10:55 am February 04, 2013
After 10 years at the helm of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), high-profile leader Carolyn Clancy, MD, will step down as director. The agency is known for its research focused on outcomes and quality of care.
12:00 am January 30, 2013
Preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) with UV light has been the recent focus of federal attention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a two-year study that will measure the effectiveness of using advanced, no-touch environmental UV disinfection technology to reduce infections.
10:20 am December 28, 2012
Xenex Healthcare Services, a provider of ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection, has announced that the Veterans Health Care System in central Texas is using its mercury-free UV light technology to disinfect hospital rooms and prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAI).