Healthcare News & Insights

Good news: Hospital-acquired conditions on the decline

A hospital’s main goal is to make patients better, but sometimes the opposite happens and patients acquire new conditions during their stays. When those adverse events occur, dealing with them adds a host of new challenges to patient care. 

Good news: Hospital-acquired conditions are declining overall

Hospitals are slowly but surely making progress with preventing various hospital-acquired conditions. A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shows there’s been a decrease in several conditions over the past five years. 

Mixed bag for preventing patient complications

Hospitals will have to step it up a notch to keep patients from experiencing preventable complications. A new report shows that while complication rates aren’t increasing right now, they aren’t decreasing, either. 

Push for transparency: CMS makes hospital errors public again

Warning: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will resume publishing data about hospital-acquired conditions online.

Data shows reductions in hospital acquired conditions & readmissions

It would appear that all the efforts hospitals are putting into decreasing the number of hospital acquired conditions are working. 

One surprising way to reduce pneumonia rates

Trying to decrease your hospital’s pneumonia rates? One facility tried an unconventional method to much success: focusing on oral hygiene.

Hospital acquired complications cost average hospital $2M per year

Completely preventable problems cost an average-sized hospital millions per year. And take a toll on patients.