It has been about 14 months since a new directive from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) went into effect Oct.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced the award of $17 million to fund projects to fight costly and dangerous healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
It's a statistic that almost every healthcare facility knows: 40 percent of all healthcare-acquired infections are urinary tract infections (UTI).
When the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its “Action Plan To Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections,” earlier this year, it not only cast new attention on this old problem, but it helped identify the key actions nee
The first of six online courses to educate healthcare professionals on preventing the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is being launched by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (AP
New Medicare financial incentives have many hospitals scrambling to find solutions to common problems such as surgical site infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers and falls.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has expanded its Targeting Zero initiative for 2009 to offer comprehensive education and guidance to prevent the most common and fatal healthcare-associated in
New Paper Says Medicare Hospital-Acquired Conditions Initiative Will Spur Increased Patient Screening and Antibiotic Use
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- With new federal regulations limiting reimbursements for hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) looming on the horizon, B.