Healthcare News & Insights

Combating healthcare-associated infections with advanced location technology

Hospitals are always trying to figure out how they can reduce their rate of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). In this guest post, Melissa Berrios, RN, BSN, clinical educator for a provider of real-time location systems (RTLS) for the healthcare industry, offers one way to do just that.

CDC progress report: Are we reducing healthcare-related infections?

There’s good news in the fight to reduce healthcare-associated infections — the number of reported cases has gone down. The bad news: There’s still a lot more to do.

UV device can reduce infections in hospitals

If a new device could reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAI) significantly, would your hospital look into purchasing it?

Hospitals pay more attention to HAIs to avoid losing out on big bucks

Previously, about 2 million patients a year needed treatments for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which had a whopping price tag of over $25 billion. To make hospitals focus on these HAIs and cut down on healthcare dollars spent, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2008 decided not to reimburse hospitals for HAIs that […] [MORE]