December 11 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Health policy/regulation, Patient safety, Quality
A joint hospital certification for patient blood management will become available in early 2016 through a collaboration between the Joint Commission and AABB, the Joint Commission said.
Clinical workstations in hospitals intensive care units (ICUs) could harbor more dangerous, multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) than other patient areas because they may be overlooked during routine cleanings, according to a study in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, published by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
December 01 2015|Related Topics: Health care reform, Health policy/regulation, Patient safety, Workforce
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week issued a proposed rule revising discharge planning requirements for hospitals (including long-term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities), critical access hospitals (CAHs) and home health agencies that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.