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  1. Senate Democrats urge Zika funding finalization: 4 things to know

    Senate Democrats scolded Republicans on June 30, saying they shouldn't head out on a seven-week recess without finalizing funding to fight the Zika virus, according to The Hill.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Major pharmaceutical companies enter antibiotic arena: 5 points

    After years of failing to turn a profit from antibiotics, some pharmaceutical companies are making their way back into the space after various government research incentives motivate companies to create antibacterial-resistant antibiotics, according to Bloomberg.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Woman gives birth to 1st Florida baby with Zika-related microcephaly: 5 insights

    A mother from Haiti gave birth to a baby with Zika-associated microcephaly in Florida, according to Local 10 News.  By Megan Wood -

Does Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing Really Help? Reducing Infection Through Evidence-Based Practices

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  1. Global HAI control market to spike to $82.89B by 2020: 9 notes

    The global hospital-acquired infections control market is anticipated to reach about $82.89 billion by 2020, according to a Persistence Market Research report.  By Megan Wood -
  2. The never-event costing the US healthcare system billions & how Stryker is taking the lead to change that

    Retained surgical sponges are a prevalent and often costly error, with the average malpractice lawsuit totaling $600,000.1 Due to the scope of the problem and its costly repercussions, Stryker decided to bring awareness to the issue and interviewed hundreds of nursing leaders, risk managers, surgeons and other healthcare personnel to understand the problem and work to address it going forward.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Emergent BioSolutions receives contract for Zika vaccine: 4 things know

    The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority awarded Gaithersburg, Md.-based Emergent BioSolutions a contract to devise and manufacture a vaccine to combat the early states of Zika, according to The Washington Post.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Texas & Florida lack funding to launch substantial Zika prevention awareness among pregnant women: 4 insights

    Florida and Texas may be hard-pressed to offer substantial Zika prevention in women's clinics, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Megan Wood -

The Clinical IMPACT of the FilmArray GI Panel

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  1. CDC awards $226M to 5 academic centers for patient safety efforts: 5 notes

    As part of the Prevention Epicenters Program, the CDC is granting $26 million to support five academic medical centers' research to improve patient safety.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. When balancing patient satisfaction & adherence to CDC guidelines, do providers face a lose-lose situation?

    In the wake of a costly opioid epidemic, the CDC released new prescribing guidelines which advise physicians to prescribe small doses and only when needed, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. New survey unveils top-performing physician groups in quality & coordinated care: 5 insights

    A new CAPG Standards of Excellence member survey revealed which physician groups are offering quality, coordinated patient care.  By Megan Wood -
  4. 6 best injection practices for your healthcare facility

    Safe and effective injection practices are a cornerstone of any facility's infection prevention processes.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. Healthcare industry lagging in adopting patient-centered, coordinated care model: 7 things to know

    Health information technology is enhancing care coordination and the quality of care, based on a Council of Accountable Physician Practices-sponsored survey, according to Medscape.  By Megan Wood -
  2. 10 states with the highest & lowest ASC hospital transfers

    CMS released the results for its 2014 Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program, which cited the states with the highest rates and lowest rates of hospital transfers/admissions.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Stratifying risk — Using predictive analytics to pinpoint high-risk patients

    When entering risk-based contracts it is imperative that healthcare organizations appropriately stratify the risk of patients, based on a Chilmark Research report, according to Information Management.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Obama administration rejects House $1.1B Zika bill: 4 things to know

    The White House vetoed House Republicans $1.1 billion Zika-funding bill, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. 7 strategies to improve healthcare quality while truncating costs

    Medical Economics laid out ways for providers to maintain high quality while also lowering costs.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Only pregnant women and those starting a family need to fear Zika, experts say — 5 takeaways

    According to Zika disease experts, only pregnant women and people planning to start a family need to fear the virus, Yahoo! Sports reports.  By Allison Sobczak -
  7. Screening incoming patients for MRSA lowers infection rate: 4 insights

    Hospitals can help mitigate MRSA infections by screening patients to identify if they carry methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, according to MedPage Today.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Clinical nurse specialists can enhance care in these 3 key areas

    Clinical nurse specialists can help enhance quality of healthcare, especially in three key areas, according to HealthLeaders Media.  By Megan Wood -
  9. ACS re-verifies Tampa General’s trauma center — 5 notes

    The American College of Surgeons re-verified Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital’s Level 1 trauma center for adults and children.  By Allison Sobczak -


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