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January 29, 2013 | Latest News, Press Releases

Gov. Cuomo: NY State to Lead the Nation in Fighting Sepsis

Press Release – January 29, 2013 Governor Cuomo Announces New York State to Lead the Nation in Fighting Sepsis – the #1 Killer in Hospitals – and Make Major Improvements in Pediatric Care Through “Rory’s Regulations” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State will lead the nation by becoming the first state[…..]

November 29, 2012 | Latest News

Business Briefs: Fewer Hospital-Acquired Infections in Pa. in 2011

Post Gazette Hospital-acquired infections statewide decreased more than 3 percent in 2011, according to the annual report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health released Wednesday. The report is based on the number of infections that were catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central-line blood stream infections and six types of surgical site infections. Those infections are generally[…..]

November 28, 2012 | Latest News

Simple Measures Cut Hospital-Acquired Infections in Colorectal Surgery Patients

Southern California Public Radio   Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and six other hospitals released results of a national project aimed at cutting hospital infections that each year sicken nearly two million patients and kill about 100,000 people nationwide.   “Surgical site infections are a big problem in health care,” said Dr. Mark R. Chassin, president[…..]

October 23, 2012 | Latest News

Kaiser Permanente CEO on Saving Lives, Money

USA Today   George Halvorson built Kaiser Permanente into the nation’s largest managed care company and hospital system over 10 years as its chief executive. In an interview with USA TODAY reporter Jayne O’Donnell, Halvorson talked about the wisdom of empowering doctors to make health care decisions, why the rest of health care is not making[…..]

October 19, 2012 | Latest News

Are Social Factors Tied to Hospital Readmissions?

Reuters   There may be several non-medical factors outside of hospitals’ control that are linked to how heart and pneumonia patients fare once they’re discharged, according to a fresh look at past research.   Beginning October 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) started using readmission rates and patient outcomes as a way[…..]

October 17, 2012 | Latest News

How Avoidable Hospital Readmissions are Hurting the Economy, the Health Care System and the Patient

Huffington Post   The United States spends more on health care — $2.6 trillion in 2010 — than any other nation in the world. Despite this enormous investment in our national health, we rank 37th in health-care quality behind Greece, Colombia, Chile and Costa Rica.   Among the many causes of this disparity, three stand out: unnecessary care, uncoordinated[…..]