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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
The Institute of Medicine defines a learning health system as “one in which progress in science, informatics and care culture align to generate new knowledge as an ongoing, natural by-product of the care experience and seamlessly refine and deliver best practices for continuous improvement in health and health care.”
November 18, 2013 marks the beginning of Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. Spearheaded by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the observance is designed to remind both patients and providers about the sensible and appropriate use of antibiotics.
On September 24, Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, President, Clinical and Physicians Services Group and Chief Medical Officer, was invited to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. He discussed strategies to eliminate healthcare-associated infections which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, afflict approximately one out…
Earlier this year I told you about a study to test a new approach in the fight against MRSA. The study, REDUCE MRSA, was conducted at 43 HCA-affiliated hospitals involving nearly 75,000 ICU patients over 18 months. It concluded that using antimicrobial soap and a nasal ointment on adult intensive care unit patients reduces bloodstream…
There is compelling news this week that the national effort to reduce healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) is working. The report from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) infection tracking system, the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), contains data from more than 11,500 healthcare facilities.