Healthcare News & Insights

Opioid use may contribute to pneumonia, infections in hospitals

Besides the growing opioid crisis in the nation, there’s another reason why hospitals should avoid prescribing these powerful drugs to patients if possible. They could increase a patient’s chances of developing one deadly illness the feds are monitoring closely: pneumonia. 

Your doctors may have poor hand hygiene: How to fix it

Looking to reduce infections in your hospital? You may want to get on your doctors and remind them about hand hygiene.

How one state’s hospitals reduced infections, boosted safety

To reduce the incidence of infections and boost safety in its hospitals, one state is taking an innovative approach.