Healthcare News & Insights

Antibiotic stewardship is key: Here’s why

Overprescribing antibiotics is a major issue in hospitals, and adopting an antibiotic stewardship program in your hospital is a smart move to cut back on problems – especially since it won’t be voluntary soon.

Hospitals still prescribing too many antibiotics: How to stop

With all the news that’s come out about the dangers of overusing antibiotics, have hospitals cut back on prescribing them? According to a new study, they haven’t.

Doctors overprescribe antibiotics: How hospitals can curb the trend

Overuse of antibiotics is putting patients in danger, and hospitals are some of the worst offenders.

Mandatory flu shot policies: Good idea or legal minefield?

Flu season is just around the corner, and preventing outbreaks in the healthcare setting is of utmost importance to hospitals. Some have even gone as far as creating policies to make flu shots mandatory for all employees, even healthcare execs.

CRE infections rising: What hospital execs can do to stop them

Deadly antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise in hospitals throughout the country, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking for vigilance from healthcare professionals at all levels to stop these outbreaks in their tracks.

Infection rates down in hospitals

Good news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Hospitals across the country have made significant progress when it comes to lowering infection rates and preventing certain hospital-acquired infections.

85% of doctors are satisfied with their EHR – or are they?

A recent federal study found that the majority of physicians are using electronic health record (EHR) systems, and nearly all are satisfied with their current software. But not everyone’s convinced the EHR picture is so rosy. 

Huge jump in office-based EMR implementation in 2011

Use of electronic health records is increasing quickly – but some groups of doctors and hospitals are holding off on implementing EHR systems, mostly due to the price tag.

Report: 33,000 people encountered killer toilets last year

There’s no dearth of unusual ways patients wind up in the emergency department. Last year, 33,000 of them got there due to toilet injuries.

CDC report: Surprising info on who’s really uninsured

The commonly held view that most of the uninsured are living in poverty doesn’t jibe with the latest research from the Centers for Disease Control.