Business Case

Slide Show: Sequestration and Public Health

November 19, 2012

As Congress debates strategies to avoid the fiscal cliff, we look at the impact that sequestration would have on public health and infectious disease control and prevention.

Demonstrate ROI to Make an Effective Business Case for Infection Prevention

November 1, 2012

Long seen as a cost center by healthcare administrators, infection prevention programs have taken a beating when hospital budgets are cut. Infection preventionists are fighting back by making the business case for their programs to fend off additional cost-cutting as well as to demonstrate return on investment (ROI). While infection prevention has always been about patient and healthcare worker safety, it increasingly must show economic dividends -- it's a departure from the purely clinical path that infection preventionists have always taken, but essential for the future viability.