Business & Economics

Experts Support National Public Reporting of HAIs

July 20, 2009

Five organizations representing the nation’s experts in infectious diseases medicine, infection prevention in healthcare settings, and public health and disease prevention announced their support for a provision requiring

Hospitals Join Forces to Improve ICU Care

June 25, 2009

Hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are working together to improve care in the intensive care unit (ICU). Critical care is expensive, with ICU costs representing more than 20 percent of a hospital’s total operating costs.

Predicting Fatal Fungal Infections

June 15, 2009

In a study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified cells in blood that predict which HIV-positive individuals are most likely to de

Global Use of Rotavirus Vaccines Recommended

June 10, 2009

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that rotavirus vaccination be included in all national immunization programs to provide protection against a virus that is responsible for more than 500 000 diarrheal deaths and 2 millio

WHO Influenza A(H1N1) Update for May 19

May 19, 2009

As of  May 19, 40 countries have officially reported 9,830 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 74 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

JCR to Host Hospital-Acquired Conditions Conference

April 21, 2009

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.