Two Steps toward Breaking the Chain of Infection

By Barbara ConnellHot TopicsLeave a Comment


Even though some days it feels like the pathogens are winning, we are making progress in reducing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). According to the CDC’s 2016 HAI Progress Report, significant reductions for nearly all infection types were seen at the national level in 2014 when compared to baseline data. CLABSI and abdominal hysterectomy SSI showed the greatest reduction, while hospital-onset MRSA … Read More

Two Ways to Build Your Brand for Today’s Consumer

By Sue MacInnesYour Bottom LineLeave a Comment


As many healthcare systems expand their reach through mergers and acquisitions, and tackle new payment methodologies such as mandatory bundled payments and ACO arrangements, they are investing resources in rebranding their organization and integrating the new brand promise in everything they do. Medical supplies may seem like an unlikely avenue to build brand awareness. However, when you think of the … Read More

Five Strategies for Boosting CAUTI Prevention

By Mary Pat EbleClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment


Urinary tract infections are the most common type of reported healthcare-associated infection. Of those that occur in the hospital, nearly 75 percent are linked to an indwelling urinary catheter (IUC). CAUTI infections increased 6 percent between 2008 and 2013, and it is estimated that between 400,000 and 500,000 CAUTIs occur each year. These are frightening statistics. But as a healthcare … Read More

What Your Hospital Needs to Know about Disaster Preparedness

By Martie L. MooreHot TopicsLeave a Comment

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With Hurricane Matthew due to pound the coast of Florida and other southeastern states this weekend, many hospitals in its path are referring to their disaster preparedness plans. Other facilities are using this as an opportunity to review their own plans. Disasters aren’t always natural disasters like storms that with the help of meteorologists, you can prepare to face. Disaster … Read More

How Culture Can Drive Warehouse Labor Cost Savings

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The healthcare landscape is changing and doing so fast. In an effort to be more competitive and drive greater cost savings and control over supply chain, more IDNs and hospitals are considering self-distribution. We’ve coached and counseled healthcare systems across the country on this approach and have provided straight talk on the pros, cons and realities of this unique and … Read More