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  1. The infection-reducing robot — 5 things to know about Xenex's germ-killing device

    Xenex, based in San Antonio, Texas, created a mobile robot to kill harmful bacteria and viruses, according to Silicon Hills News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Identification Systems Group to improve patient safety with wristbands: 4 points

    Identification Systems Group, a Kansas City, Mo.-based network of identification system integrators, partnered with industry manufacturers to implement better patient safety. Many medical errors occur because of patient misidentification, often caused by inadequate labeling wristbands.  By Megan Wood -
  3. 5 notes about a new coalition tackling diagnostic errors

    The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis formed to take on the issue of misdiagnosing in the medical industry, according to Medscape.  By Megan Wood -

Who's raising your patients' expectations?

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The consumer technology revolution has changed the world, and with it your patients’ lives and their expectations. As a result, patients have been conditioned to expect frictionless, modern, digital experiences in every aspect of their life, including their care.
  1. ASC quality data in Q1 2015: 7 statistics

    Here are seven statistics from the ASC Quality Collaboration's report on ASC quality data.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 4 things to know about CDC's new antibiotic resistance data tool

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled an interactive tool that allows providers to see how antibiotic resistance for four bacteria has changed during the past 18 years.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 3rd case of West Nile reported in Indiana — 3 points

    Indiana confirmed the state's third human case of West Nile in St. Joseph County, according to Daily Herald.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Charleston Area Medical Center integrates Smart Pump for patient safety: 5 notes

    Hospira, a Lake Forest, Ill.-based provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, has introduced its Smart Pump, a device fostering I.V.-EMR interoperability, which Charleston (W. Va.) Area Medical Center is implementing.  By Megan Wood -

Total joints in an ASC: Protocols for success

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The current healthcare industry is requiring institutions to manage change and control shifting costs all while driving organizational efficiency. A specific shift, in total joint procedures, to Ambulatory Surgery Centers, is a new frontier for many surgeons and organizations.
  1. Is MERS similar to SARS? — 4 facts to note

    Researchers will present their findings on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a viral respiratory disease, at the International Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases in Atlanta.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Dr. James B. Dale's StrepAnova vaccine set for clinical trial to fight strep: 6 things to know

    The Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise, a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, is working with Vaxent in Memphis, Tenn., to conduct a clinical trial of StreptAnova.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Imprivata releases PatientSecure solution to increase patient safety: 5 observations

    Imprivata, a healthcare IT security company in Lexington, Mass., created Imprivata PatientSecure.  By Megan Wood -
  4. 5 things to know about Inspira Health Network's 5 new VPs

    Inspira Health Network, a nonprofit healthcare organization in Woodbury, N.J. named five new members to vice president positions, according to SNJ Today.  By Megan Wood -
  1. 4 things to know about wide variation seen in California's healthcare quality, resource use

    A report, published by the nonprofit Integrated Healthcare Association, has shown wide variation in healthcare quality and resource use across California.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 5 observations on CDC urging medical centers to decrease infections

    The CDC emphasized the need for medical centers to focus on decreasing antibiotic-resistance infections, according to Herald Media.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Concord Hospital's new monitoring system improves patient safety: 5 notes

    Concord (N.H.) Hospital introduced AvaSys Video Monitoring System in June to increase patient safety, according to New Hampshire Union Leader.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Researchers discover potential way to stop adenoviruses from replicating — 3 notes

    Researchers from Saint Louis University and Utah State have discovered a strategy that could keep adenoviruses from replicating and causing sickness in humans, according to Medical Xpress.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. No new cases in Bronx Legionnaires' outbreak — Health officials declare it's over

    The Legionnaires' outbreak in the Bronx, which started in early July, is over, according to The New York Times.  By Megan Wood -
  6. Equipment washing issue exposed at Washington Kadlec clinics: 5 things to know

    Kadlec outpatient clinics in Richland, Wash., are under fire after the Join Commission found safety issues, according to NBC Right Now.  By Megan Wood -
  7. Walgreens & Providence Health collaborate to improve patient care: 6 points

    Walgreens and Providence Health & Services in Renton, Wash., a nonprofit Catholic healthcare ministry, will enter a clinical collaboration to coordinate patient care and improve patient access in Oregon and Washington.  By Megan Wood -
  8. CAUTI costs for healthcare facilities: 4 statistics

    The costs of catheter-associated urinary tract infections can set healthcare facilities back several thousand dollars.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Illinois confirms first case of West Nile virus — 4 facts

    Health officials confirmed the first human case of West Nile in Illinois this year, according to KSDK.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -


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