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  • Premier Announces Renewal Contracts for Technology to Better Protect Patients from HAIs
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Premier Inc. healthcare alliance today announced five hospital renewal contracts for SafetySurveillor™, its Web-based tool used by hospitals to detect and alert of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and protect patients by continuously tracking ...More
    October 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • Exploring the Genetics of Candida albicans
    A microscopy photo of Candida albicans shows the cells escaping mammalian macrophages, used by the immune system to fight infections. Kristin McCue studies a protein complex in Candida that is required for growth of this infectious organism. Photo by Erika Kroger. A ...More
    October 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop Technology for Early Detection of Viruses
    Edward Yeung uses laser beams to light up tags that indicate molecules of human papillomavirus are present in a cell. Photo by Jim Heemstra. Iowa State University researchers have developed a technology that detects a single molecule of the virus associated with cervical ...More
    October 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • Cardinal Health Introduces New Tool to Combat MRSA Infections in Hospitals
    DUBLIN, Ohio -- Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of healthcare, today announced a new service to help hospitals combat methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections that are responsible for ...More
    October 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • U.S. Health System is Unprepared for Large-Scale Disaster, Warns PricewaterhouseCoopers
    NEW YORK -- Those on the front line in a disaster -- hospitals, medical personnel, public health officials and local emergency workers -- will be unprepared to seamlessly handle a surge of patient casualties or to orchestrate a timely, cohesive recovery effort, concludes a ...More
    October 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Tool Assists Planners in Pandemic Preparedness
    Public health planners have a new tool to help them prepare for one of the most daunting public health emergencies: an influenza pandemic. PandemicPractices.org, launched this fall by the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Battling the Superbugs
    Sometimes, the laws of evolution play against us. Just as the turning of centuries and generations have made we mere humans a stronger, healthier race, so to have the years been kind to our nemeses.The organisms that lurk in today’s healthcare environments are more ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • In the Eye of the Storm: Is Your Hospital Prepared for the Next Disaster?
    Hospital staffs are pressed with more immediate concerns than perhaps ever before. Among all this change and sometimes strife is a lurking, monumental concern that needs to be addressed but that requires funding and resources that many hospitals do not have. The concern? ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
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    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Protecting the Epidermis and the Bottom Line
    In August, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said hospitals will not receive payments for healthcare-acquired pressure ulcers. The final rule for changes to the Medicare program’s hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for 2008, effective ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles